The Milwaukee Brewers will play host to their NL Central foe St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park. Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will be showing the matchup and the game gets underway at 1:10 p.m. ET.
St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Odds
Oddsmakers have listed Milwaukee (+165) as the underdog to St. Louis (-190). The total sits at nine runs and bettors can wager on the over for -110 and the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at Cardinals +1.5 runs (+110) and Brewers -1.5 runs (-120).
The Brewers are 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS. The team has gained 3.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.4 units against the spread (ATS). The Cardinals have gone 1-2 SU this year and are 0-2 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 2.0 units for moneyline gamblers this year and 3.6 units ATS.
Milwaukee games have an over/under record of two-1 in 2018. The Cardinals have an over/under record of two-0.
The Cardinals just got a 5-1 victory over the Mets, while the Brewers are coming off of a 7-3 win against the Padres.
The right-handed Miles Mikolas will get the nod for St. Louis. Mikolas did not accumulate any Major League pitching stats in 2017.
The Brewers are going with righty Zach Davies as their starter. Davies started 33 games last year and finished the season 17-9 overall with a 3.90 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. He made three starts against St. Louis a year ago and compiled a 1-0 record with a 5.87 ERA and nine strikeouts.
Milwaukee’s pitchers have yielded 3.3 runs per game overall this season as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 4.40, a WHIP of 1.33 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 6.9. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 1.72, a WHIP of 1.02 and a K/9 of 10.9. In zero games against divisional foes, Brewers starters have an ERA of and the bullpen’s ERA is .
The Milwaukee offense has put up 5.7 runs per contest, including per game against divisional foes and 5.7 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .280/.336/.381 over its last five matchups and is 3-0 SU during that span.
The Brewers’ hitters have been led by Lorenzo Cain, who is hitting .571/.600/.786 with eight hits, three RBIs and three runs scored. .
For the visitors, St. Louis’ pitchers have allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.79 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 6.43 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.91, along with a WHIP of 1.79 and a K/9 of 9.00.
Cardinals hitters have slashed .218/.301/.416 on their way to 3.7 runs scored per game this year, including runs per game against divisional foes and 3.7 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-2 SU).
St. Louis’ offense has been spearheaded by Martinez Martinez, who is hitting .455/.538/.727 with five hits, three RBIs and two runs scored. He didn’t seem to enjoy batting against righty pitching on the road last year. Across 117 such plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .257/.333/.371 (compared to his overall season line of .309/.379/.518).
St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Brewers, ATS Winner – Cardinals, O/U – OVER
- The Cardinals went 8-11 SU against the Brewers last season.
- The Cardinals’ bullpen managed 2.38 ERA against the Brewers last year.