Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/24/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Brewers (-102) Cardinals (-108)
Ryan Braun and the Milwaukee Brewers (27-27, 4th in NL Central) are headed to Busch Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (27-25, 2nd in NL Central). The Brewers open this game at -102 while the Cardinals are priced at -108. The over/under opens at 8. The expected starting pitchers will be Corbin Burnes and Kwang Hyun Kim.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/21/2020 Eric Yardley RP Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/20/2020 Ben Gamel RF Quadriceps Out for the season
9/1/2020 Manny Pina C Knee Out for the season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/22/2020 Austin Dean LF Elbow Out for the season
9/22/2020 Dakota Hudson SP Forearm Out for the season
8/31/2020 Ricardo Sanchez RP Elbow Out for the season
8/11/2020 Miles Mikolas SP Forearm Out for the season
6/28/2020 John Brebbia RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Brewers have a 27-27 overall record this season. Burnes (12-5 win-loss record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.81 while he has faced 608 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.41 (70 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.266. He has given up 128 hits (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has 53 free passes. Burnes has pitched in 143 innings and has 188 K's in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .188 against the bullpen and they've struck out 277 hitters and walked 87 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 407 base hits and 216 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 172 batters and struck out 560. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.80.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .226, good for 24th in the league. The Brewers hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Ryan Braun is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .295. He has 28 hits this season in 113 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .513 and an OPS+ of 112. Christian Yelich is hitting .214 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .356. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 182 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .445. The Brewers have 393 hits, including 78 doubles and 71 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 203 times so far this season and they have struck out 527 times as a unit. They have left 346 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.35 runs per contest and have scored a total of 235 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 27-25 overall mark this year. Kim has surrendered 23 base knocks while he has tallied 21 K's in 34 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 6 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.971 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.10 and he has gone up against 133 hitters so far in his MLB career. Kim (2-0 record) is the owner of a 1.59 earned run average while allowing 6.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 178 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 331 base knocks and 182 earned runs this season. They have given up 61 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 184 hitters and struck out 413 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.57.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.1 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .333. He has 34 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .364 with an OPS+ of 91. Matt Carpenter is hitting .183 this season and he has an OBP of .323. He has collected 24 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 76 and a slugging percentage of .313. The Cardinals as a unit have 368 base hits, including 66 doubles and 48 homers. St. Louis has walked 189 times this year and they have struck out on 421 occasions. They have had 326 men left on base and have an OPS of .700. They have scored 4.21 runs per game and totaled 219 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-108)
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