Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Friday, September 25, 2020
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Brewers (+148) Cardinals (-160)
Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals (27-26, 2nd in NL Central) play the Milwaukee Brewers (27-28, 4th in NL Central) at Busch Stadium on Friday. The odds on this matchup have the Brewers priced at +148 and the Cardinals are at -160. The total is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Josh Lindblom and Jack Flaherty.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/24/2020 Freddy Peralta RP Paternity List Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
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
9/23/2020 Carlos Martinez SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 27
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 27-28 overall record this season. Lindblom (7-11 career record) holds a FIP of 4.29 while he has faced 809 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.26 (90 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.337. He has surrendered 178 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 76 free passes. Lindblom has taken the mound for 190 innings and has racked up 181 K's during his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .187 against the bullpen and they've struck out 280 hitters and walked 89 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 4.16. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 413 base hits and 221 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 175 batters and struck out 568. 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 3.86.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .225, good for 25th in the league. The Brewers hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .210 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 39 hits this season in 186 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .435 and an OPS+ of 110. Ryan Braun is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 28 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 113 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .513. The Brewers have 398 hits, including 79 doubles and 71 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 204 times so far this season and they have struck out 539 times as a unit. They have left 350 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 236 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 27-26 overall mark this year. During his pro baseball career, Flaherty has conceded 295 hits while he has totaled 477 K's in 403 frames. He has allowed a total of 150 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.069 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.51 and he has gone up against 1,629 hitters thus far in his career. Flaherty (23-21 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.35 earned run average while surrendering 6.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .179 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 183 batters and walked 91 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 345 base knocks and 194 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 187 hitters and struck out 421 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.1 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .182 with an OBP of .321. He has 24 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .311 with an OPS+ of 75. Paul DeJong is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 34 hits in 136 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 86 and a slugging percentage of .353. The Cardinals as a unit have 377 base hits, including 68 doubles and 48 homers. St. Louis has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out on 431 occasions. They have had 333 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 222 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers (+148)
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