MLB Game Preview - Brewers underdogs vs Cardinals at St. Louis
Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Cardinals in St. Louis at Busch Stadium on Sunday in baseball odds action.
The match puts starter Kyle Lohse for the Brewers on the hill facing John Gast for the Cardinals. Lohse brings a 1-4 mark to the game, while Gast is 1-0 to date on the season.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Brewers listed as underdogs of +-118 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 10-rated Brewers taking on the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Brewers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 5 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9 hits per game, almost the same as the Brewers have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.5 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at +140 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee won a close affair on Saturday in their last outing, defeating St. Louis 6-4 in extra innings at Busch Stadium.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
A few Brewers at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
St. Louis is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
Milwaukee home to LA Dodgers, Monday, May 20
St. Louis at San Diego, Monday, May 20