Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 9/20/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Busch Stadium is where the St. Louis Cardinals (67-83) will meet the Milwaukee Brewers (84-66) on Wednesday. The expected starting pitchers will be Wade Miley and Zach Thompson.
As a squad, the Milwaukee Brewers are notching 4.4 runs per game, which has them sitting at 19th in the league. They have earned a total of 665 runs while holding a team OBP of .318. The Brewers have compiled 222 doubles as a squad and have hit 152 baseballs out of the park. They have accrued 634 RBI's as well as 1,186 hits on the campaign, while their batting average comes in at .238. Milwaukee owns a slugging percentage of .380 and have struck out 1,316 times, while drawing a walk on 545 occasions.
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The Brewers have compiled a team ERA of 3.78 on the year (4th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,322 hitters. Brewers pitchers have allowed 186 home runs and also 611 total runs (2nd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 447 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.22 as a unit this year. Milwaukee has conceded 1,125 base knocks (7.6 per 9 innings) and 561 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.96 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.18.
The Brewers have sent 478 relievers to the mound this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 158 base runners on the year with 32.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have accumulated 44 saves on the season and have blown 24 out of their 68 chances to get a save. The Brewers relief pitchers have a save rate of 64.7% and has entered the game in 163 save situations. The relievers have 94 holds so far this season (6th in baseball). Brewers pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 115 times as well as having 168 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Brewers have turned 72.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,024 innings on the field, which ranks them 1st in professional baseball. The Milwaukee Brewers have a total of 4,008 putouts so far this season, as well as 1,296 assists and 72 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which ranks 11th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 102 double plays.
Miley has taken the mound for 1,727 innings and has accumulated 1,350 K's in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.08 (783 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.361. He has conceded 1,753 base knocks (9.1 hits per nine innings) and has 598 walks. Miley (107-98 career record) holds a FIP of 4.15 and he has gone up against 7,391 hitters in the majors.
The Cardinals have a slugging percentage of .422 and they have an average of 4.52 runs per outing (17th in baseball). They have hit 242 two-baggers, while walking 520 times as well as notching 678 runs. St. Louis has recorded 203 HRs so far this year to go along with 657 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,234 occasions (21st in the league) and have notched a total of 1,289 hits. The St. Louis Cardinals have a team on-base percentage of .327 in addition to a team batting average of .252 so far this year.
The Cardinals are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.449 in addition to having a FIP of 4.38 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They are sitting at 29th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,425. The St. Louis pitching staff have allowed 755 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.72 (694 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 7.70 (1,129 strikeouts vs 491 bases on balls). They have conceded 160 long balls and they give up 5.14 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball).
St. Louis has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 61 save chances and they have tallied 34 saves. They are ranked 25th in baseball with a save percentage of 55.7%, and they have sent 448 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 156 times in high leverage situations in addition to 160 occasions with runners on. St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.4% out of their 255 inherited runners. Sitting with 148 save situations, the Cardinals have earned 85 holds and also 27 blown saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten 139 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in baseball). The Cardinals have recorded 1,479 assists, 59 errors and have a total of 3,967 putouts so far this year. Out of their 11,901 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals have earned a defensive efficiency of 67.1% (29th in MLB).
Thompson (6-17 career mark) has a 4.44 earned run average while conceding 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.11 and he has gone up against 858 opposing hitters during his career. He has given up 97 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.398 and having a FIP of 4.4. During his pro baseball career, Thompson has conceded 201 base knocks and he has 156 K's in 196 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis
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