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MLB Odds: Cards vs. Brewers

Ryan Braun and the Brewers will be gunning for a win on Sunday afternoon as they host the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS.

Milwaukee got past Arizona in extra innings in Game 5 of their NLDS on Friday night, while St. Louis squeaked out a 1-0 win over Philadelphia in the deciding game of their best-of-five first-round set that same day.

View St Louis vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Milwaukee sat as -145 favorites. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Brewers at No. 2 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 5 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.3 hits per game. That compares with Milwaukee’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +167 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. St. Louis threw a shutout at Philadelphia in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Chris Carpenter to defeat Philadelphia 1-0 on Friday.

Milwaukee was a 3-2 winner in its last match at home against the Diamondbacks. They won as -152 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Milwaukee needed extra innings to get the job done against the Diamondbacks on Friday as the Brewers defeated them 3-2 at Miller Park.

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

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

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

Next up:
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Monday, October 10

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