MLB betting line favors Cardinals over Brewers
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.
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.
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
Milwaukee at St. Louis, Sunday, April 14