Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/27/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Brewers (+134) Cardinals (-145)
Busch Stadium is the venue where Matt Carpenter and the St. Louis Cardinals (29-27, 2nd in NL Central) will take on the Milwaukee Brewers (28-30, 4th in NL Central) on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have the Brewers priced at +134 and the Cardinals are at -145. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Brett Anderson and Austin Gomber.
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
9/26/2020 Carlos Martinez SP Oblique Out for the season
9/25/2020 John Gant RP Groin 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 28-30 overall record this season. Anderson has pitched in 1,042 innings and has accumulated 713 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.05 (469 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.332. He has allowed 1,113 hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) and has 275 free passes. Anderson (63-64 record in his career) has earned a FIP of 4.01 while facing 4,410 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 178 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the bullpen and they've struck out 296 hitters and walked 96 batters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 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 4.21. The Brewers pitchers collectively have given up 437 base hits and 234 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Milwaukee as a pitching staff has walked 186 batters and struck out 595. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team Milwaukee is hitting .224, good for 25th in the league. The Brewers hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.2 hits per game. Christian Yelich is hitting .205 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 40 hits this season in 195 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .436 and an OPS+ of 110. Ryan Braun is hitting .238 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .282. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 122 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .484. The Brewers have 415 hits, including 80 doubles and 73 home runs. Milwaukee has walked 214 times so far this season and they have struck out 563 times as a unit. They have left 368 men on base and have a team OPS of .704. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 242 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 29-27 overall mark this year. Gomber (7-3 career win-loss mark) has a 3.78 ERA while conceding 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.02 and he has gone up against 438 opposing hitters so far in his career. During his career, Gomber has given up 99 hits while he has tallied 91 strikeouts in 100 innings pitched. He has conceded 42 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.440 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 143 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .181 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 193 batters and walked 93 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 3.96. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 362 base knocks and 200 earned runs this season. They have given up 67 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 197 hitters and struck out 445 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 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .188 with an OBP of .325. He has 26 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 138 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .319 with an OPS+ of 78. Paul DeJong is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .327. He has collected 37 hits in 146 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .356. The Cardinals as a unit have 401 base hits, including 73 doubles and 50 homers. St. Louis has walked 202 times this year and they have struck out on 458 occasions. They have had 352 men left on base and have an OPS of .703. They have scored 4.2 runs per game and totaled 235 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Brewers/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Brewers (+134)
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