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MLB betting line favors Cardinals over Brewers

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April 13, 4:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds


The Cardinals get a visit from the Milwaukee Brewers in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Yovani Gallardo for the Brewers on the hill facing Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals. Gallardo brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Wainwright is 1-1 to date on the season.

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Betting Line:
The Brewers were listed as +-169 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 1 in the National League and the Brewers at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.


How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.3 hits per game. The Brewers average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

The Brewers were a 2-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. Shelby Miller shut down the Brewers in their last game, striking out 8 in a 2-0 shutout over Milwaukee in baseball action at Busch Stadium.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Brewers at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Milwaukee's last 21 games on the road
Milwaukee is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Milwaukee is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at St. Louis, Sunday, April 14