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Baseball Odds: Brewers vs. Cards

The National League Championship Series reaches Game 5 on Friday night, with the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jaime Garcia is the starter for the Cardinals for Game 5, with the Brewers set to counter with Zack Greinke. In Game 4 on Thursday night the Brewers picked up a 4-2 win to tie the series at 2-2.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cardinals as -115 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals. [ Lines are moving around, see the current Cards vs Brewers number at TopBet now ]

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 2-rated Brewers taking on the National League's No. 5-rated Cardinals in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Brewers rank No. 7 in the National League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Milwaukee's National League No. 6-rated defense.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Milwaukee at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Milwaukee got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over St. Louis on Thursday at Busch Stadium behind starter Randy Wolf.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Brewers at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Milwaukee is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Milwaukee is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Milwaukee is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
St. Louis is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee home to St. Louis, Sunday, October 16

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