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St. Louis Cardinals host Milwaukee Brewers in baseball action

Milwaukee BrewersSt. Louis Cardinals
April 27, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Milwaukee battle on Friday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Jake Westbrook gets the call for the St. Louis Cardinals and he will try to build on a 2-1 mark. In the other dugout, Yovani Gallardo brings a 1-1 ledger to the game for the Brewers as he tries to quiet the Cardinals bats.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cardinals as -130 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 11 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Brewers, who rate a National League No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.3 hits per game to date this season, more than the Brewers hitters have managed (7.7 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Milwaukee owns the National League's No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 5.3 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Milwaukee was a 7-5 loser in its last match at home against the Astros. They lost as -190 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Astros, who beat them 7-5 on Wednesday behind a start from J.A. Happ at Miller Park.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -165 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 5-1 final on Wednesday in support of Lance Lynn at Wrigley Field.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Houston are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
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 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Milwaukee's last 14 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at St. Louis, Saturday, April 28

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