The Milwaukee Brewers will be facing off against their divisional rival St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. The matchup will get going at 2:15 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to Fox Sports Net Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Odds
Oddsmakers are listing Milwaukee (+105) as the underdog to St. Louis (-115). Bettors can gamble on the game’s total with odds listed at -120 for over 8.5 runs and even money (+100) for under 8.5. The game’s runline odds sit at -200 for betting the Brewers +1.5 runs and +170 for the Cardinals -1.5 runs.
The Brewers are 68-57 SU and are 64-60 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 9.1 units for moneyline bettors, despite having lost 0.8 units ATS. Milwaukee is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Cardinals, on the other hand, are 68-56 SU and 62-61 ATS. The team’s lost 0.8 units for moneyline bettors and 0.5 units ATS. St. Louis has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.
St. Louis games have an over/under record of 58-60-5 in 2018. The Brewers have an over/under record of 58-62-4.
The right-handed Jhoulys Chacin is the projected starter for the visiting Brewers. Chacin (12-4, 3.72 ERA) has recorded 119 strikeouts in 144 innings so far. He’s 0-2 with 11 strikeouts and an 8.59 ERA against St. Louis this year (three starts).
The Cardinals are putting the ball in the hands of righty John Gant (5-4, 3.74 ERA), who has 65 strikeouts and 31 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.19. Gant is 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA against Milwaukee this year.
Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.02 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.76 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.79, along with a K/9 of 10.12.
The Brewers offense has slashed .249/.318/.414 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).
Outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain continue to lead Milwaukee’s offense. Yelich is slashing .309/.372/.520 with 19 home runs, 61 RBIs, 84 runs and 14 stolen bases, while Cain (.302/.393/.424) is up to nine homers, 31 RBIs, 63 runs and 22 stolen bases.
In the home-team dugout, St. Louis’ pitching staff has given up 4.1 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 3.40 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.26 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 60 games against divisional foes, Cardinals starters have an ERA of 3.47 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.47.
The St. Louis hitters are putting up 4.6 runs per contest, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .212/.320/.397 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.
Left fielder Marcell Ozuna and first baseman Jose Martinez have led the Cardinals’ offense this year. Ozuna is hitting .271/.316/.403 with 15 home runs, 67 RBIs and 51 runs scored, and Martinez’s line sits at .308/.369/.468 with 14 homers, 69 RBIs and 42 runs scored.
The Brewers have gained 13.6 units and are 50-42 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 38 of those games, compared to 50 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Cardinals have lost 2.4 units and are 44-44 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 37 of those games, compared to 46 which went under the total.
Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Cardinals, ATS Winner – Brewers, O/U – OVER
- The over has hit in four of Milwaukee’s last seven outings.
- The Brewers have lost four of their last five games SU while the Cardinals have won 10 of their last 11.
- St. Louis has posted 25.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 18.4 over its last five.
- The Brewers have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cardinals have hit 17 over their last 10.