Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Point Spread Picks 8/19/2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Davies vs. Dakota Hudson
Busch Stadium is the site where Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (64-56, 1st in NL Central) will play the Milwaukee Brewers (63-59, 3rd in NL Central) on Monday.
The Brewers have been solid for baseball bettors, having gone 63-59-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 53.3% of the time, going 64-56-0 straight up.
Valuable Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers have been a dicey Over play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 55-63-4.
The Brewers are covering 45.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 27-33-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis is covering 59.7% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 34-23-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been an awful Over play for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 48-65-7.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/16/2019 Zach Davies SP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 19
8/15/2019 Brent Suter SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/9/2019 Jhoulys Chacin SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/6/2019 Jimmy Nelson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
7/22/2019 Brandon Woodruff SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
4/14/2019 Corey Knebel RP Elbow Out for the season
4/4/2019 Bobby Wahl RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/15/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/12/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
7/23/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 63-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Zach Davies has a 8-5 record with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 78 strikeouts over his 122.2 innings pitched and he's given up 130 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 432 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 540 hitters and walked 217 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 1,055 base hits and 561 earned runs. They have allowed 170 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 434 batters and struck out 1,115. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .248, good for 19th in the league. The Brewers hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .325 with an on-base percentage of .416. He has 134 hits this season in 412 at bats with 85 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .682 and an OPS+ of 175. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 113 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 452 at bats. His OPS+ is 74 while his slugging percentage is at .358. The Brewers have 1,037 hits, including 208 doubles and 191 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 457 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,156 times as a unit. They have left 875 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 4.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 578 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 64-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.82, Dakota Hudson has a 11-6 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 97 strikeouts over the 127.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 139 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 319 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 455 batters and walked 165 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 965 base knocks and 471 earned runs this season. They have given up 147 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 400 hitters and struck out 1,031 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 25th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .333. He has 116 hits this year along with 66 RBI in 450 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 108. Paul DeJong is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 110 hits in 444 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .455. The Cardinals as a unit have 983 base hits, including 180 doubles and 150 homers. St. Louis has walked 382 times this year and they have struck out on 1,034 occasions. They have had 799 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 540 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers
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