St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Matchup

The St. Louis Cardinals will be taking on their divisional rival Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will broadcast the matchup and the game gets underway at 6:40 p.m. ET.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Odds

St. Louis (-175) is favored over Milwaukee (+155) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 9 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. You can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at +120 for the Cardinals +1.5 runs and -130 for the Brewers -1.5 runs.

The Cardinals are 2-2 SU and have gone 1-2 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.0 unit for bettors taking the moneyline in this young season and 2.6 units ATS. The Brewers are 3-1 SU and 2-1 ATS. The team’s gained 3.0 units for moneyline bettors and 1.4 units ATS.

Brewers games have had an over/under record of 2-1 in 2018. St. Louis has an over/under record of 2-1.

The Cardinals have lost 2.0 units and are 0-2 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in two of those games, as opposed to zero that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Brewers have netted 1.0 units and are 1-0 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher.

The right-handed Jack Flaherty will get the start for the visiting Cardinals. Flaherty struck out 20 hitters in 21 innings last year (five starts) but finished the season 0-2 overall with a 6.33 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP.

The Brewers are turning to righty Chase Anderson, who recorded 133 strikeouts over 141 innings last year (with only 41 walks). Anderson finished the season 12-4 overall with a 2.74 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.

Milwaukee’s pitchers have yielded 4.5 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The club’s starters have a 5.85 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 1.89, a WHIP of 1.16 and a K/9 of 9.9. In one divisional games, Brewers starters have an ERA of 9.53 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.70.

Milwaukee’s hitters have produced 5.3 runs per outing so far this season and the team’s hit .268/.317/.418 to begin the year.

Right fielder Lorenzo Cain and third baseman Travis Shaw have led the Brewers’ hitters so far. Cain is hitting .500/.526/.833 with nine hits, four RBIs and four runs scored, while Shaw’s line is .389/.421/.611 with seven hits, three RBIs and two runs scored.

In the other dugout, St. Louis’ pitchers have allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 5.95 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 6.86 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.77, along with a K-per-9 of 9.42.

Cardinals hitters have slashed .254/.322/.449 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018.

St. Louis’ offensive production been led by shortstop DeJong DeJong and catcher Yadier Molina. DeJong has seven hits, five RBIs and four runs scored, while Molina is slashing .313/.353/.688 with five hits, two homers, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .285/.325/.532, DeJong seemed to take a step back when hitting right-handed pitchers on the road last year, putting up a slash line of .214/.248/.388 across 206 such plate appearances.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The Cardinals went 8-11 SU against the Brewers last season.
  • The Brewers’ bullpen recorded 3.33 ERA against the Cardinals last year.