St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Picks & Predictions 8/28/2019
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Jordan Lyles
Miller Park is the venue where Lorenzo Cain and the Milwaukee Brewers (67-64, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (72-58, 1st in NL Central) on Wednesday. The Cardinals open this game at -140 while the Brewers are priced at +130. The total has been set at 9.
The Cardinals have been excellent for baseball bettors, having gone 72-58-0 SU. Milwaukee is covering 51.1% of the time, going 67-64-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a strong Under pick for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 53-69-8.
St. Louis is covering 48.4% of the time on the road, having gone 31-33-0 straight up.
Important Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Brewers cover 57.6% of the time at Miller Park, going 38-28-0 SU.
The Brewers have been a less than ideal Over pick for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 59-68-4.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/26/2019 Kolten Wong 2B Toe Probable for Aug 27
8/23/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/21/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/21/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF 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
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
8/26/2019 Mike Moustakas 3B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/25/2019 Jeremy Jeffress RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/23/2019 Brent Suter SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/23/2019 Jimmy Nelson 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 72-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 8-6 record with an earned run average of 3.32 and a WHIP of 1.09 this season. He has 171 strikeouts over his 146.1 innings pitched and he's given up 113 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.63 and they have given up 346 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 493 hitters and walked 180 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 3.93. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,038 base hits and 502 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 438 batters and struck out 1,118. 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 4.30.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .246, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .331. He has 117 hits this season in 472 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 106. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 487 at bats. His OPS+ is 111 while his slugging percentage is at .472. The Cardinals have 1,073 hits, including 194 doubles and 164 home runs. St. Louis has walked 434 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,105 times as a unit. They have left 875 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 604 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 67-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.69, Jordan Lyles has a 8-8 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 113 strikeouts over the 109.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 103 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 473 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 577 batters and walked 240 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,140 base knocks and 618 earned runs this season. They have given up 187 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 479 hitters and struck out 1,191 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 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 4.60.
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. Lorenzo Cain comes into this matchup batting .252 with an OBP of .322. He has 120 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 476 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .357 with an OPS+ of 76. Christian Yelich is hitting .332 this season and he has an OBP of .426. He has collected 148 hits in 446 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 179 and a slugging percentage of .679. The Brewers as a unit have 1,129 base hits, including 227 doubles and 208 homers. Milwaukee has walked 502 times this year and they have struck out on 1,240 occasions. They have had 960 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 4.76 runs per game and totaled 624 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-140)
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