St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/15/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-141) Brewers (+130)
Miller Park is the venue where Jedd Gyorko and the Milwaukee Brewers (20-24, 3rd in NL Central) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (20-20, 2nd in NL Central) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Cardinals priced at -141 and the Brewers are at +130. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Jack Flaherty and Brett Anderson.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/14/2020 John Gant RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/14/2020 Austin Dean LF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/13/2020 Johan Oviedo SP Illness Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/12/2020 Dexter Fowler RF Not Injury Related Out for the season
9/11/2020 Giovanny Gallegos RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
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 20-20 overall record this season. Flaherty has taken the mound for 394 innings and has earned 460 K's in his MLB career. His ERA is 3.20 (140 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.058. He has given up 285 base knocks (6.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 132 free passes. Flaherty (22-20 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.75 while he has gone up against 1,589 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 109 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .180 against the bullpen and they've struck out 141 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 258 base hits and 139 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 140 batters and struck out 306. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .246, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 27 hits this season in 95 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .432 and an OPS+ of 117. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .444. He has totaled 40 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 129 at bats. His OPS+ is 158 while his slugging percentage is at .504. The Cardinals have 299 hits, including 55 doubles and 41 home runs. St. Louis has walked 154 times so far this season and they have struck out 303 times as a unit. They have left 255 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 181 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 20-24 overall mark this year. Anderson (61-64 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.07 earned run average while conceding 9.6 hits per nine innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.58 and he has gone up against 4,360 hitters so far in his career. So far in his career, Anderson has allowed 1,104 base hits while tallying 703 K's in 1,030 frames. He has allowed a total of 466 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.337 and having a FIP of 4.0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 143 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 227 batters and walked 78 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.6 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.54. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 343 base knocks and 195 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 152 hitters and struck out 454 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 27th in the league. The Brewers hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .351. He has 19 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 69 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .594 with an OPS+ of 147. Orlando Arcia is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 30 hits in 123 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 81 and a slugging percentage of .366. The Brewers as a unit have 323 base hits, including 61 doubles and 54 homers. Milwaukee has walked 162 times this year and they have struck out on 426 occasions. They have had 295 men left on base and have an OPS of .698. They have scored 4.09 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 Brewers (+130)
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