St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 7/31/2020
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Friday, July 31, 2020
Location: Miller Park in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-125) Brewers (+110)
Keston Hiura and the Milwaukee Brewers (3-3, 2nd in NL Central) host the St. Louis Cardinals (2-3, 3rd in NL Central) at Miller Park on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Cardinals coming in at -125 and the Brewers are at +110. The over/under opens at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Jack Flaherty and Brett Anderson.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
7/28/2020 Miles Mikolas SP Forearm Out for the season
7/23/2020 Brad Miller 2B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
6/28/2020 John Brebbia RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Milwaukee Brewers Injuries
7/29/2020 Manny Pina C Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
7/28/2020 Josh Lindblom RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/25/2020 Luis Urias 2B Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
7/23/2020 Angel Perdomo RP Illness Expected to be out until at least Aug 3
7/21/2020 Ray Black RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/20/2020 Brett Anderson SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Jul 31
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 2-3 overall record this season. Flaherty (20-19 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.70 while he has gone up against 1,508 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.19 (133 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.055. He has conceded 272 base knocks (6.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 124 walks. Flaherty has taken the mound for 375 innings and is sitting with 439 K's so far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 0.98 and they have given up 6 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .094 against the bullpen and they've struck out 12 hitters and walked 3 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 6.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 31 base hits and 18 earned runs. They have allowed 5 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 9 batters and struck out 37. They have walked 1.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.93 and their FIP as a unit is 3.64.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .217, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .281, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 3 hits this season in 15 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .267 and an OPS+ of 63. Dexter Fowler is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .294. He has totaled 4 hits and he has driven in 2 men in 16 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .438. The Cardinals have 34 hits, including 4 doubles and 6 home runs. St. Louis has walked 11 times so far this season and they have struck out 44 times as a unit. They have left 24 men on base and have a team OPS of .663. They score 3.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 18 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milwaukee has a 3-3 overall mark this year. Anderson (46-52 career mark) has a 4.09 earned run average and has conceded 9.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.73 and he has gone up against 3,474 batters so far in his MLB career. In his MLB career, Anderson has allowed 884 base knocks while totaling 592 punchouts in 821 innings pitched. He has conceded a total of 373 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.341 and a FIP of 3.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.73 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the Brewers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 8 opposing hitters. As a team, Milwaukee allows 6.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 11 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 36 base knocks and 23 earned runs this season. They have given up 9 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 21 hitters and struck out 65 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.08 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .198, good for 28th in the league. The Brewers hold a .330 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.5 hits per contest. Keston Hiura comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .333. He has 6 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 142. Ryan Braun is hitting .231 this season and he has an OBP of .286. He has collected 3 hits in 13 at bats while driving in 2 runs. He has an OPS+ of 71 and a slugging percentage of .308. The Brewers as a unit have 39 base hits, including 9 doubles and 5 homers. Milwaukee has walked 27 times this year and they have struck out on 60 occasions. They have had 39 men left on base and have an OPS of .642. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 24 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Brewers MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals and under the total runs
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