Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Free Preview

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The St. Louis Cardinals will play host to the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. Fox Sports Midwest will be airing the action. The game gets underway at 7:45 p.m. ET.

Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Odds

The Brewers are 13-10 SU and have gone 9-13 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 3.5 units for moneyline bettors in this young season, despite having lost 4.0 units ATS. Milwaukee is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Cardinals, on the other hand, are 12-9 SU and 12-8 ATS. They’ve gained 0.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.4 units ATS. St. Louis has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Cardinals games have a 12-6-2 over/under record thus far in 2019. Milwaukee has an over/under record of 8-13-1.

Adrian Houser is getting the start for the Brewers. The right-handed Houser has yet to pitch in the majors this year.

The Cardinals will turn to righty Jack Flaherty (1-1, 5.00 ERA), who has 22 punchouts and four walks, in addition to a 1.61 WHIP. Flaherty is 0-1 with eight strikeouts and an 11.57 ERA over two starts against Milwaukee this year.

As a unit, St. Louis’ pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has a 5.06 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.33 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.8 K/9. In 11 divisional games, Cardinals starters have an ERA of 6.58 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.89.

The St. Louis offense has put up 5.5 runs per contest, including 5.3 per game against divisional foes and 6.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .307/.374/.472 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Shortstop Paul DeJong and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt have paced the Cardinals’ offense so far. DeJong is slashing .326/.389/.593 with four home runs, 11 RBIs and 19 runs scored, and Goldschmidt is hitting .247 with eight homers, 15 RBIs and 16 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 5.62 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 9.50 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.23, along with a K/9 of 9.27.

The Brewers offense has slashed .254/.336/.466 on its way to 4.9 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (1-4 SU).

Milwaukee’s hitters have been led by outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain, who have combined to swat 16 home runs. Yelich is hitting .353/.456/.859 with 13 home runs, 31 RBIs and 23 runs scored, while Cain (.295/.370/.466) is up to three homers, six RBIs and 17 runs scored.

The Brewers have gained 0.9 units and are 5-11 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in five of those games, compared to 10 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Cardinals have netted 2.3 units and are 10-6 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 11 of those games, compared to four that’ve gone under.

Brewers vs. Cardinals Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of St. Louis’ last seven games.
  • The Brewers have hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cardinals have hit 16 over their last 10.
  • The Brewers have a total OPS of .802 this season and an OPS of .785 against right-handed pitchers. The Cardinals’ OPS sits at .797 overall and .820 versus righties.
  • St. Louis has recorded 27.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 27.6 over its last five.