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MLB betting line favors Cardinals over Brewers

Milwaukee BrewersSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 12, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

62-82TEAM RECORD85-60

The St. Louis Cardinals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Brewers arrive at Busch Stadium on Thursday.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Joe Kelly in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-1 mark on the year. Milwaukee counters with Tyler Thornburg, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Milwaukee before the first pitch in this match found them as +-178-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 1-rated Cardinals and the league No. 12-ranked Brewers, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Brewers have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Cardinals on September 11. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 5-1 on Wednesday behind a start from Lance Lynn at Busch Stadium.

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

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

A few Brewers at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Cincinnati, Friday, September 13
St. Louis home to Seattle, Friday, September 13

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