St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Prediction, 9/16/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-146) Brewers (+126)
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (21-21, 2nd in NL Central) go to Miller Park on Wednesday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Brewers (21-25, 4th in NL Central). The line on this contest has the Cardinals priced at -146 and the Brewers are at +126. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Adam Wainwright and Brandon Woodruff.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/15/2020 John Gant RP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
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
9/1/2020 Manny Pina C Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 21-21 overall record this season. Wainwright (166-96 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.47 while he has faced 8,923 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.38 (807 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.226. He has conceded 2,048 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 587 walks. Wainwright has taken the mound for 2,149 innings and has tallied 1,811 punchouts in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .177 against the bullpen and they've struck out 149 hitters and walked 73 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.69. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 266 base hits and 142 earned runs. They have allowed 50 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 329. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 4.64.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.5 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .312 with an on-base percentage of .439. He has 43 hits this season in 138 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 156. Paul DeJong is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 102 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Cardinals have 314 hits, including 56 doubles and 41 home runs. St. Louis has walked 159 times so far this season and they have struck out 330 times as a unit. They have left 272 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 185 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 21-25 overall mark this year. Woodruff (18-9 career mark) has a 3.77 ERA while giving up 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.96 and he has gone up against 1,070 batters in his MLB career. In his pro baseball career, Woodruff has conceded 230 base knocks while tallying 289 strikeouts in 260 innings. He has given up a total of 109 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.165 and a FIP of 3.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.25 and they have given up 150 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .192 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 238 batters and walked 80 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.4. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 358 base knocks and 197 earned runs this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 157 hitters and struck out 481 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 28th in the league. The Brewers hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Orlando Arcia comes into this matchup batting .238 with an OBP of .309. He has 30 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 126 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .357 with an OPS+ of 79. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 21 hits in 74 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 163 and a slugging percentage of .635. The Brewers as a unit have 331 base hits, including 65 doubles and 55 homers. Milwaukee has walked 171 times this year and they have struck out on 449 occasions. They have had 308 men left on base and have an OPS of .691. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 184 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Brewers (+126)
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