St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Picks & Predictions 8/27/2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Adrian Houser
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (71-58, 1st in NL Central) go to Miller Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Brewers (67-63, 3rd in NL Central). The Cardinals open this game at +125 while the Brewers are priced at -135. The over/under opens at 9.
The Cardinals have been decent for MLB wagerers, having gone 71-58-0 SU. The Brewers cover 51.5% of the time, going 67-63-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a rough Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 52-69-8.
The Cardinals cover 47.6% of the time as the visitor, having gone 30-33-0 straight up.
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee covers 58.5% of the time at Miller Park, going 38-27-0 SU.
The Brewers have been an inconsistent Over pick for over/under bettors, having gone 58-68-4.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/24/2019 Kolten Wong 2B Toe Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/23/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/21/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/25/2019 Jeremy Jeffress RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/23/2019 Jimmy Nelson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/23/2019 Brent Suter SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/17/2019 Brandon Woodruff SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 71-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 7-13 record with an earned run average of 4.43 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 109 strikeouts over his 148.1 innings pitched and he's given up 161 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 343 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the bullpen and they've struck out 488 hitters and walked 179 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 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 3.94. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,029 base hits and 500 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 434 batters and struck out 1,109. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.31.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .262 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 127 hits this season in 485 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .474 and an OPS+ of 110. Paul DeJong is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .328. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 470 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Cardinals have 1,061 hits, including 191 doubles and 162 home runs. St. Louis has walked 427 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,097 times as a unit. They have left 866 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 592 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 67-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.62, Adrian Houser has a 6-5 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 82 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 77 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.66 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 574 batters and walked 237 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,128 base knocks and 608 earned runs this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 472 hitters and struck out 1,183 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 18th in the league. The Brewers hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Christian Yelich comes into this matchup batting .329 with an OBP of .421. He has 146 hits this year along with 89 RBI in 444 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .678 with an OPS+ of 177. Lorenzo Cain is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 119 hits in 472 at bats while driving in 40 runs. He has an OPS+ of 76 and a slugging percentage of .356. The Brewers as a unit have 1,120 base hits, including 224 doubles and 208 homers. Milwaukee has walked 498 times this year and they have struck out on 1,231 occasions. They have had 951 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 622 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals (+125)
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