Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview 08/17/18

The Milwaukee Brewers will head south to Busch Stadium to face their division rival St. Louis Cardinals. The matchup will begin at 8:15 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports Net Wisconsin to catch the action.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Odds

Milwaukee (+120) is hosting this one as the underdog to St. Louis (-130) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -110 for the over and -110 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at -175 for the Brewers +1.5 runs and +155 for the Cardinals -1.5.

The Brewers are 68-55 SU and have gone 64-59 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 10.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.1 units ATS. The Cardinals, on the other hand, are 66-56 SU and 61-60 ATS. The team has lost 0.7 units for moneyline bettors and 1.1 units ATS.

St. Louis games have had an over/under record of 57-59-5 in 2018. Brewers games have gone under 61 times, gone over 58 times and pushed on four occasions.

Freddy Peralta is getting the start for Milwaukee. Peralta is 5-3 with a 4.47 ERA and 74 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Cardinals this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Cardinals are sending righty Jack Flaherty (6-6, 3.22 ERA) to the mound. Flaherty has 127 punchouts and 36 walks to his name, as well as a 1.08 WHIP. Flaherty is 0-0 with 22 strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA over two starts against Milwaukee this year.

Milwaukee’s pitching staff allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.03 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 7.73 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.76, along with a WHIP of 1.25 and a K/9 of 10.13.

Brewers hitters have slashed .249/.319/.415 on their way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.2 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Milwaukee’s hitters have been led by outfielders Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. Yelich is slashing .309/.372/.514 with 18 home runs, 60 RBIs, 82 runs and 14 steals, while Cain (.301/.391/.423) has produced nine homers, 31 RBIs, 62 runs and 21 steals.

For the home team, St. Louis’ pitching staff has allowed 4.2 runs per game overall this season. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.45, a WHIP of 1.23 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.0. The bullpen has a 4.25 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.2 K/9. In 58 divisional games, Cardinals starters have an ERA of 3.57 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.47.

The St. Louis hitters are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, including 4.6 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .296/.380/.491 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Left fielder Marcell Ozuna and first baseman Jose Martinez have paced the Cardinals’ batters this year. Ozuna is slashing .270/.313/.397 with 14 home runs, 64 RBIs and 49 runs scored, and Martinez’s line sits at .306/.369/.466 with 14 homers, 69 RBIs and 41 runs.

The Brewers have gained 14.6 units and are 50-41 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over’s hit in 38 of those games, compared to 49 that’ve hit the under against y starters.

Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction

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

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Betting Notes

The under has cashed in only two of Milwaukee’s last seven games.

St. Louis has recorded 24.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 25.8 over its last five.

Both teams have hit 17 home runs over their last 10 outings.


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