St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview

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The St. Louis Cardinals will be squaring off against their divisional rival Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The matchup will begin at 2:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports Net Wisconsin to catch the game.

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Odds

St. Louis (+115) is the underdog to Milwaukee (-125) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs (-105 for the under and -115 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the current runline odds coming in at Cardinals +1.5 runs (-180) and Brewers -1.5 runs (+160).

The Cardinals are 39-36 SU and are 36-38 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 4.0 units ATS. The Brewers, on the other hand, are 45-31 SU and 42-33 ATS. The team has gained 15.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.5 units ATS.

Brewers games have had an over/under record of 29-44-2 so far in 2018. St. Louis has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 30-40-4.

Luke Weaver is getting the nod for the visiting Cardinals. The right-handed Weaver is 3-6 with a 4.69 ERA and 68 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Milwaukee this year.

The Brewers will put the ball in the right hand of Jhoulys Chacin (6-2, 3.18 ERA, 1.24 WHIP), who’s got 66 strikeouts and 35 walks this season. Chacin is 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 5.23 ERA over two starts against St. Louis this year.

Milwaukee’s pitching staff has yielded 3.6 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The clubs starters have a 3.84 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.78, a WHIP of 1.19 and a K/9 of 10.7. In 34 games against divisional foes, Brewers starters have an ERA of 3.35 and the bullpens ERA is 3.39.

Milwaukee’s hitters have produced 4.4 runs per contest, including 2.9 per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .203/.280/.329 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich have led the way for the Brewers’ batters this year. Cain is hitting .291/.394/.438 with eight home runs, 26 RBIs, 48 runs and 16 steals, and Yelich’s line is .288/.366/.452 with nine homers, 31 RBIs, 50 runs and nine stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, St. Louis pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.38 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.10 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.24, along with a WHIP of 1.23.

Cardinals hitters have slashed .240/.314/.395 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game this season, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).

St. Louis hitters have been paced by first baseman Jose Martinez and left fielder Marcell Ozuna, who’ve collectively belted 20 home runs. Martinez is hitting .302/.376/.486 with 10 home runs, 44 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Ozuna (.280/.328/.418) has produced 10 homers, 41 RBIs and 31 runs scored.

The Cardinals have lost 4.1 units and are 27-28 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 21 of those games, compared to 30 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Brewers have netted 15.9 units and are 36-23 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 21 of those games, compared to 36 that went under.

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has hit in three of St. Louis’ last seven games.
  • St. Louis fielders have 14 errors over the last 10 games, compared to two errors for Milwaukee over its last 10.
  • The Cardinals have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The Brewers have hit 11 over their last 10.