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Baseball odds preview - Milwaukee vs. St. Louis

Milwaukee BrewersSt. Louis Cardinals
May 6, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Milwaukee duelling St. Louis on Friday at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis sends Jamie Garcia out against Randy Wolf for the Brewers in this game. Garcia is 3-0 with a 2.48 ERA on the season, while Wolf is 3-2 on the year and has a 2.39 ERA.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one will find them as -140 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 3 in the National League and the Brewers at No. 6 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 10.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the National League at home, scoring 4.1 runs per game.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -132 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Brewers endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Braves on Thursday, with Shaun Marcum throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Turner Field.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +123 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Josh Johnson and the Marlins 6-3 on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Florida are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Brewers at Cardinals trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Milwaukee is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Milwaukee is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Milwaukee at St. Louis, Saturday, May 7

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