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St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Free Preview 06/24/18

The St. Louis Cardinals are set to play their division rival Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Fox Sports Net Wisconsin will broadcast the matchup and the game gets underway at 2:10 p.m. ET.

St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Odds

Vegas has listed Milwaukee (-125) as the favorite over St. Louis (+115). Bettors are able to wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -115 for over 8.5 runs and -105 for under 8.5. Runline odds sit at -180 for betting the Cardinals +1.5 runs and +160 for the Brewers -1.5.

The Brewers are 45-31 straight up (SU) and 42-33 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 15.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.5 units (ATS). The Cardinals are 39-36 SU and have gone 36-38 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 8.3 units for moneyline bettors and 4.0 units ATS.

Brewers games have an over/under record of 29-44-2 thus far in 2018. St. Louis has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 30-40-4.

Right-hander Luke Weaver will get the start for St. Louis. Weaver (3-6, 4.69 ERA) has racked up 68 strikeouts in 78.2 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with three strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Milwaukee this year.

The Brewers are putting the ball in the right hand of Jhoulys Chacin (6-2, 3.18 ERA), who has 66 strikeouts and 35 walks this season as well as a 1.24 WHIP. Chacin is 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 5.23 ERA across two starts against St. Louis this year.

St. Louis’ pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.38 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.10 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.24, along with a K/9 of 8.76.

Cardinals hitters have slashed .240/.314/.395 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

First baseman Jose Martinez and left fielder Marcell Ozuna continue to lead St. Louis’ hitters. Martinez is slashing .302/.376/.486 with 10 home runs, 44 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Ozuna is hitting .280 with 10 homers, 41 RBIs and 31 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Milwaukee’s pitching staff has given up 3.6 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 3.84 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.78, a WHIP of 1.19 and a K/9 of 10.7. In 34 divisional games, Brewers starters have an ERA of 3.35 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.39.

The Milwaukee hitters are putting up 4.4 runs per outing, including 2.9 per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .203/.280/.329 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Outfielders Lorenzo Cain and Christian Yelich have paced the Brewers’ offense this year. Cain is slashing .291/.394/.438 with eight home runs, 26 RBIs, 48 runs and 16 steals, and Yelich’s line sits at .288/.366/.452 with nine homers, 31 RBIs, 50 runs and nine steals.

The Cardinals have lost 4.1 units and are 27-28 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 21 of those games, compared to 30 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Brewers have netted 15.9 units and are 36-23 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 21 of those games, as opposed to 36 which went under the total.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Tip

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

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Betting Trends

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

Milwaukee has posted 19.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 16.4 over its last five.

The Cardinals have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The Brewers have hit 11 over their last 10.


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