St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/14/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-109) Brewers (-101)
Miller Park is the site where Keston Hiura and the Milwaukee Brewers (20-23, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (20-19, 2nd in NL Central) on Monday. The line on this matchup has the Cardinals priced at -109 and the Brewers are at -101. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Kwang Hyun Kim and Corbin Burnes.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/13/2020 Austin Dean 1B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/13/2020 Kwang Hyun Kim SP Chest Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/12/2020 Dexter Fowler RF Not Injury Related Out for the season
9/12/2020 Genesis Cabrera RP Finger Probable for Sep 13
9/11/2020 Giovanny Gallegos RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/10/2020 Johan Oviedo SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/4/2020 Kodi Whitley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
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
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
9/11/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/1/2020 Manny Pina C Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 20-19 overall record this season. Kim (2-0 win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.62 while he has faced 83 batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 0.85 (2 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 0.943. He has given up 14 base knocks (5.9 hits per nine innings) and has 6 walks. Kim has taken the ball for 21 innings and has totaled 11 strikeouts so far. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 102 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .176 against the bullpen and they've struck out 135 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 245 base hits and 129 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 135 batters and struck out 292. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Tommy Edman is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .320. He has 36 hits this season in 139 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 96. Kolten Wong is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .371. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 122 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .320. The Cardinals have 291 hits, including 54 doubles and 41 home runs. St. Louis has walked 147 times so far this season and they have struck out 295 times as a unit. They have left 246 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 176 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
In his pro baseball career, Burnes has given up 119 hits while he has earned 169 K's in 132 innings pitched. He has allowed 69 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.279 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.38 and he has faced 563 batters thus far in his career. Burnes (11-5 record in his career) has a 4.70 ERA and has given up 8.1 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.24 and they have given up 137 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .189 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 224 batters and walked 75 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 333 base knocks and 188 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 145 hitters and struck out 446 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 25th in the league. The Brewers hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Keston Hiura comes into this matchup batting .230 with an OBP of .316. He has 38 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 165 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 103. Christian Yelich is hitting .203 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 30 hits in 148 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Brewers as a unit have 323 base hits, including 61 doubles and 54 homers. Milwaukee has walked 159 times this year and they have struck out on 421 occasions. They have had 293 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 180 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-109)
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