Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The St. Louis Cardinals will head north to take on their divisional rival Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The game gets underway 8:10 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will showcase the action.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Odds

Oddsmakers have listed St. Louis (+115) as the underdog to Milwaukee (-125). The total sits at 8.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -105 or the under for -115. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at -180 for the Cardinals +1.5 runs and +160 for the Brewers -1.5.

The Cardinals are 38-34 SU and have gone 34-37 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 5.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 4.0 units ATS. The Brewers, on the other hand, are 43-30 SU and 41-32 ATS. They’ve gained 13.3 units for moneyline bettors and 7.8 units ATS.

Milwaukee games have had an over/under record of 28-43-2 so far in 2018. St. Louis has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 29-38-4.

Carlos Martinez is getting the start for the visiting Cardinals. The right-handed Martinez is 3-3 with a 2.73 ERA and 62 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 14 strikeouts and a 0.63 ERA against Milwaukee this year (two starts).

The Brewers are turning to lefty Brent Suter (7-4, 4.30 ERA), who has 62 strikeouts and 16 walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.22. Suter is 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a 3.48 ERA over two starts against St. Louis this year.

St. Louis’ pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.34 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.98 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.33, along with a K/9 of 8.85.

Cardinals hitters have slashed .243/.316/.399 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

St. Louis’ hitters have been led by first baseman Jose Martinez and outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who’ve collectively blasted 20 home runs. Martinez is hitting .313/.381/.504 with 10 home runs, 44 RBIs and 32 runs scored. Ozuna is hitting .283 with 10 homers, 40 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Milwaukee’s pitchers have allowed 3.7 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 3.92 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 2.78, a WHIP of 1.20 and a K/9 of 10.7. In 31 divisional games, Brewers starters have an ERA of 3.47 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.46.

Milwaukee’s offense is putting up 4.3 runs per contest, including 2.7 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .249/.324/.444 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Brewers’ batters have been led by outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich. Cain is hitting .290/.389/.440 with eight home runs, 25 RBIs, 45 runs and 15 steals, while Yelich’s line is .296/.369/.467 with nine homers, 31 RBIs, 47 runs and nine stolen bases.

The Brewers have gained 13.9 units and are 35-22 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 20 of those games, compared to 35 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers.

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Brewers, ATS Winner – Cardinals, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of St. Louis’ last seven games.
  • Milwaukee has recorded 21.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 22.0 over its last five.
  • The Cardinals have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.