Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 5/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+105) St. Louis (-125)
The Milwaukee Brewers (27-16) are hitting the road to Busch Stadium on Thursday where they will go up against the St. Louis Cardinals (24-19). The odds on this game have Milwaukee at +105 and St. Louis is coming in at -125. The total is 7.5. The starting pitchers will be Eric Lauer and Dakota Hudson.
The Brewers have tallied 64 doubles as a squad and have smacked 57 balls out of the stadium. Milwaukee has a slugging rate of .408 and have been rung up 381 times, while being walked on 147 occasions. As a unit, the Milwaukee Brewers are notching 4.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 7th in the league. They have accrued 191 RBI's and 335 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .236. They have a total of 199 runs and hold an OBP of .313.
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The Brewers have compiled a team earned run average of 3.36 for the year (7th in the league), and they have rung up 431 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 139 batters and their FIP is 3.27 as a unit for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.10 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. Brewers pitchers have surrendered 35 home runs in addition to 165 total runs (9th in the league).
The Brewers have sent 138 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 56 base runners for the season with 37.5% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 19 saves over the course of the season and have blown 6 out of their 25 chances to get a save. The Brewers bullpen have earned a save rate of 76.0% and has come into the game in 54 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 29 holds this year (9th in baseball). Brewers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 34 times in addition to having 49 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Milwaukee Brewers have a tally of 1,115 putouts for the season, in addition to 367 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .982 which is 23rd in the majors, and have 25 double plays. The Brewers have converted 69.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 3,345 innings, which has them sitting 19th in professional baseball.
Lauer (25-25 career record) has a FIP of 4.22 and he has gone up against 1,869 hitters in the majors. He has given up 427 hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) with 155 walks. His earned run average is 4.07 (196 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.344. Lauer has taken the mound for 433 innings and is sitting with 421 K's in his MLB career.
The Cardinals hold a team slugging percentage of .399 and they average 4.84 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have 80 doubles, while taking a walk 137 times and scoring 208 runs. St. Louis has tallied 41 home runs so far this season as well as 200 RBIs. They have struck out on 318 instances (27th in the league) and have totaled 375 base hits. The St. Louis Cardinals hold a team OBP of .324 in addition to a team batting average of .255 on the campaign.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.266 in addition to having a FIP of 4.27 as a team so far this season. They have a ranking of 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 337. The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 166 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 3.78 (159 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.17 (311 strikeouts against 143 free passes). They have given up 43 homers and they relinquish 3.94 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league).
St. Louis has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 13 save opportunities and they have walked away with 10 saves. They are ranked 3rd in MLB with a save rate of 76.9%, and they have dispatched 140 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 33 times in high leverage situations and on 46 occasions with base runners. St. Louis relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 33.8% of 71 inherited runners. With 32 save situations, the Cardinals have accumulated 19 holds and 3 blown saves.
Out of their 3,330 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals hold a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (9th in professional baseball). The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 42 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (5th in professional baseball). The Cardinals have accrued 442 assists, 18 errors and have accumulated 1,110 putouts on the campaign.
Hudson (27-12 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.20 earned run average and has allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 1.54 and he has faced 1,228 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has conceded 103 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.326 and having a FIP of 4.7. So far in his career, Hudson has conceded 245 base hits while he has earned 214 K's in 289 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (-125)
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