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The St. Louis Cardinals will be taking on their division rival Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will be showing the matchup and the game is scheduled to get going at 4:10 p.m. ET.

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Odds

Vegas is listing St. Louis (-110) as the favorite over Milwaukee (+100). The total sits at 9 runs and bettors can wager on the over for even money (+100) and the under for -120. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the runline odds sitting at Cardinals -1.5 runs (+135) and Brewers +1.5 runs (-155).

The Cardinals have gone 38-36 SU this year and are 35-38 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.3 units for moneyline bettors and 5.0 units ATS. St. Louis has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven. The Brewers, on the other hand, are 45-30 SU and 42-32 ATS. The teams gained 14.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.5 units ATS. Milwaukee has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Milwaukee games have had an over/under record of 29-43-2 so far in 2018. The Cardinals have also been a decent under bet with a total record of 30-39-4.

Miles Mikolas will get the start for the visiting Cardinals. The right-handed Mikolas is 7-2 with a 2.69 ERA and 66 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 6.00 ERA against Milwaukee this year (two starts).

The Brewers will turn to righty Chase Anderson (5-6, 4.54 ERA) to the mound. Anderson has 54 strikeouts and 30 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.18 WHIP. Anderson is 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 9.00 ERA in one start against St. Louis this year.

St. Louis pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.39 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.12 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.28, along with a K/9 of 8.80.

Cardinals hitters have slashed .241/.314/.395 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.8 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

St. Louis hitters have been led by first baseman Jose Martinez and outfielder Marcell Ozuna, who’ve collectively swatted 20 home runs. Martinez is hitting .304/.374/.490 with 10 home runs, 44 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Ozuna is hitting .278 with 10 homers, 41 RBIs and 30 runs scored.

For the home team, Milwaukee’s pitching staff has given up 3.6 runs per game overall this year. The clubs starters have an ERA of 3.87, a WHIP of 1.22 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.4. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 2.75, a WHIP of 1.20 and a K/9 of 10.7. In 33 divisional games, Brewers starters have an ERA of 3.39 and the bullpens ERA is 3.36.

The Milwaukee offense has produced 4.4 runs per contest, including 2.9 per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .235/.317/.446 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Brewers offense has been led by outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich. Cain is slashing .292/.394/.439 with eight home runs, 26 RBIs, 47 runs and 16 stolen bases, and Yelich’s line sits at .291/.368/.457 with nine homers, 31 RBIs, 49 runs and nine stolen bases.

The Cardinals have lost 3.1 units and are 26-28 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 21 of those games, compared to 29 that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Brewers have netted 14.9 units and are 36-22 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 21 of those games, as opposed to 35 that’ve gone under.

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Pick

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in only two of St. Louis last seven games.
  • The Cardinals have lost four of their last five games SU.
  • St. Louis fielders have 13 errors over the last 10 games, compared to four errors for Milwaukee over its last 10.
  • The Cardinals have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.