Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

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The Milwaukee Brewers will be taking on their divisional foe St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will be televising the matchup and the game will get underway at 8:15 p.m. ET.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Odds

Oddsmakers have listed St. Louis (-115) as the favorite over Milwaukee (+105). The total sits at 8.5 runs and gamblers can wager on the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds sitting at -200 for the Brewers +1.5 runs and +170 for the Cardinals -1.5.

The Cardinals are 87-70 straight up (SU) and 82-74 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 6.8 units for moneyline bettors and 7.8 units (ATS). St. Louis has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven. On the other hand, the Brewers have gone 90-67 SU this year and are 81-75 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 16.1 units for moneyline bettors and 2.3 units ATS. Milwaukee has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

St. Louis games have a 75-75-6 over/under record in 2018. The Brewers have been a decent under bet with a total record of 73-79-4.

The left-handed Gio Gonzalez is projected to start for the visiting Brewers. Gonzalez is 9-11 with a 4.28 ERA and 144 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with two strikeouts and an 11.25 ERA against St. Louis this year.

The Cardinals are turning to Austin Gomber (6-1, 3.63 ERA), who has 59 strikeouts and 31 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.46. Gomber is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA against Milwaukee this year.

Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.93 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.73 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.56, along with a WHIP of 1.24 and a K/9 of 10.25.

The Brewers offense has slashed .250/.323/.421 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain continue to lead Milwaukee’s offense. Yelich is slashing .321/.391/.576 with 32 home runs, 98 RBIs, 109 runs and 21 stolen bases, while Cain (.312/.400/.425) is up to 10 homers, 37 RBIs, 85 runs and 29 stolen bases.

For the home team, St. Louis’ pitching staff has given up 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.47, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.2. The bullpen has a 4.28 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 8.4 K/9. In 71 games against NL Central opponents, Cardinals starters have an ERA of 3.46 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.49.

The St. Louis offense is putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .276/.342/.441 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

First baseman Jose Martinez and left fielder Marcell Ozuna have led the Cardinals’ hitters this year. Martinez is hitting .305/.362/.458 with 17 home runs, 83 RBIs and 62 runs scored, and Ozuna’s line is .276/.321/.433 with 23 homers, 87 RBIs and 68 runs.

The Cardinals have gained 4.3 units and are 24-21 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s hit in 27 of those games, compared to 17 that’ve gone under.

Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in six of St. Louis’ last seven games.
  • The Brewers have won four of their last five games SU.
  • Milwaukee fielders have two errors over the last 10 games, compared to 12 errors for St. Louis over its last 10.
  • The Brewers have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.