The St. Louis Cardinals will play host to their division rival Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. The game will start at 1:15 p.m. ET and the action will be shown on FB.
Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Odds
The Brewers have gone 6-6 SU this year and are 4-7 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 1.4 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season, despite having lost 4.5 units ATS. The Cardinals are 5-6 SU and 5-5 ATS. They’ve lost 3.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.3 units ATS.
St. Louis games have an over/under record of 5-5 so far in 2018. The Brewers have an over/under record of 5-6.
The Cardinals are looking for another win following a 5-3 win in the prior game of this series.
The right-handed Junior Guerra will get the start for Milwaukee. Guerra recorded 67 strikeouts across 70 innings last year (with 43 walks) while finishing the season 1-4 overall with a 5.12 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.
The Cardinals are putting the ball in the hands of righty Adam Wainwright (0-1, 7.36 ERA), who started 23 games last year and finished the season 12-5 overall with a 5.11 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He made two starts against Milwaukee a year ago and compiled a 1-0 record with a 5.40 ERA and 13 strikeouts.
As a unit, St. Louis pitching staff has given up 3.9 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starting pitching staff has a 3.73 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.66 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 9.4 K/9. In five games against divisional opponents, Cardinals starters have an ERA of 2.87 and the bullpens ERA is 3.86.
St. Louis offense is putting up 4.1 runs per outing, including 3.2 per game over its last five. The teams hit .207/.293/.268 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
Paul DeJong has helped lead the Cardinals offense this year with 13 hits, five RBIs and six runs scored. DeJong performed well against right-handed pitchers at home last season, slashing .383/.416/.695 over 149 such plate appearances (his overall season line was .285/.325/.532).
In the visiting dugout, Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.92 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 7.16 K/9. The bullpen has an excellent ERA of just 2.73, along with a WHIP of 1.44 and a K/9 of 10.08.
The Brewers offense has slashed .240/.303/.363 on its way to 3.4 runs scored per game this season, including 2.7 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.0 per game over the teams last five outings (2-3 SU).
Milwaukee’s hitters have been paced by Eric Thames, who is hitting .235/.350/.647 with eight hits, six RBIs and seven runs scored.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Cardinals, ATS Winner – Brewers, O/U – OVER
- The under has cashed in five of Milwaukee’s last seven games.
- The Brewers have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Cardinals have hit 12 over their last 10.
- Milwaukee fielders have 14 errors over the last 10 games, compared to five errors for St. Louis over its last 10.