Moneyline favors Cardinals in battle with Brewers


St. Louis Cardinals

Milwaukee Brewers
89-64 September 20, 2013, 08:10 PM | Miller Park 68-84



Milwaukee will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to Miller Park.

The Brewers will rely on Johnny Hellweg to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Shelby Miller will be his counterpart for the Cardinals. Johnny Hellweg is 1-4 this season, and Shelby Miller is 14-9.

View St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds and Stats.

The visitors were -177 moneyline Favorite in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 14-rated Cardinals taking on the No. 18-rated Brewers in this contest.

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St. Louis was a 7-6 loser in its last match on the road against the Rockies. They lost as -161 favorites, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. St. Louis lost in extra innings against the Rockies on Thursday as Colorado edged them 7-6 at Coors Field.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Cubs at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +128 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Milwaukee suffered a 5-1 loss against Chicago on Thursday, as Kyle Lohse wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Milwaukee owns the No. 17 ranking for hits at 8.51 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.21 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 3.97 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.

A few Cardinals at Brewers trends to consider:
St. Louis is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home


Next up:
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Saturday, September 21st