Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, September 26, 2020
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Brewers (+100) Cardinals (-110)
Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (28-26, 2nd in NL Central) host the Milwaukee Brewers (27-29, 4th in NL Central) at Busch Stadium on Saturday. The Cardinals open this contest at -110 while the Brewers are coming in at +100. The total has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Brandon Woodruff and Adam Wainwright.
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/25/2020 Corbin Burnes SP Oblique Out for the season
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
9/25/2020 Carlos Martinez SP Oblique Out for the season
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 27-29 overall record this season. Woodruff (18-11 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.39 and he has faced 1,119 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.77 (114 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.161. He has allowed 241 hits (8.0 hits per nine innings) with 75 free passes. Woodruff has taken the mound for 272 frames and is sitting with 303 punchouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 170 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .187 against the bullpen and they've struck out 286 hitters and walked 92 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 423 base hits and 225 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 180 batters and struck out 579. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.87.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .225, good for 25th in the league. The Brewers hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Ryan Braun is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 29 hits this season in 117 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .504 and an OPS+ of 109. Christian Yelich is hitting .205 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 190 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .426. The Brewers have 407 hits, including 80 doubles and 71 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 207 times so far this season and they have struck out 549 times as a unit. They have left 359 men on base and have a team OPS of .708. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 238 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 28-26 overall mark this year. Wainwright (167-97 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.38 earned run average and has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and he has gone up against 8,973 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career. So far in his pro baseball career, Wainwright has allowed 2,058 hits while earning 1,827 strikeouts in 2,162 innings. He has conceded a total of 812 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.225 and a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 140 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .180 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 190 batters and walked 92 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. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 354 base knocks and 196 earned runs this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 190 hitters and struck out 431 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 4.60.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .323. He has 35 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .357 with an OPS+ of 87. Matt Carpenter is hitting .178 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 24 hits in 135 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 73 and a slugging percentage of .304. The Cardinals as a unit have 387 base hits, including 70 doubles and 49 homers. St. Louis has walked 196 times this year and they have struck out on 442 occasions. They have had 344 men left on base and have an OPS of .701. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 226 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers (+100)
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