St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Corbin Burnes
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Miller Park on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Corbin Burnes for the Brewers.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +113 and Milwaukee at -123. The Cardinals have a 10-5-1 over/under record and a 11-5-0 run line mark. The Brewers are 8-9-0 against the run line and have a 7-9-1 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 10-5-1 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 11-5-0 against the run line
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 7-9-1 against the over/under
The Milwaukee Brewers are 8-9-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/16/19 CF Harrison Bader Hamstring is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Milwaukee Brewers
03/27/19 P Brett Cecil Arm 60-day IL (03/28)
03/27/19 P Carlos Martinez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Justin Williams Hand 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
04/16/19 P Freddy Peralta Shoulder 10-day IL (04/16)
04/11/19 P Corey Knebel Elbow 60-day IL (04/11); is out for season
03/27/19 P Jimmy Nelson Shoulder 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 P Bobby Wahl ACL 60-day IL (04/05); is out for season
03/25/19 P Brent Suter Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Jeremy Jeffress Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 9-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 5.28 and a WHIP of 1.83 this season. He has 17 strikeouts over his 15.1 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.50 and they have given up 38 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the bullpen and they've struck out 62 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.31. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 126 base hits and 68 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 74 batters and struck out 137. They have walked 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.64.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .239, good for 19th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .226 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 14 hits this season in 62 at bats with 12 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .581 and an OPS+ of 142. Kolten Wong is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .413. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 50 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .600. The Cardinals have 130 hits, including 30 doubles and 27 home runs. St. Louis has walked 60 times so far this season and they have struck out 154 times as a unit. They have left 111 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 5.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 85 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 11-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 10.05, Corbin Burnes has a 0-1 record and a 1.88 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 14.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He's allowing 13.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 9.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 50 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 64 batters and walked 29 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 5.38. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 139 base knocks and 89 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 63 hitters and struck out 157 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 5.21.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 10th in the league. The Brewers hold a .468 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .364. He has 20 hits this year along with 3 RBI in 68 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 100. Christian Yelich is hitting .354 this season and he has an OBP of .449. He has collected 23 hits in 65 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 209 and a slugging percentage of .785. The Brewers as a unit have 148 base hits, including 24 doubles and 31 homers. Milwaukee has walked 67 times this year and they have struck out on 143 occasions. They have had 121 men left on base and have an OPS of .813. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 88 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers -123
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