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If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals meet at Busch Stadium.
The Brewers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Kyle Lohse in this game. Lohse has a 0-0 record and a 1.50 ERA this season.
It'll be Shelby Miller toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Righthander Miller is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA so far this season.
Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -106 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
St. Louis won its last outing, a 10-0 result against the Reds on April 10. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at +114 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.
Milwaukee: 2-6 SU
St. Louis: 5-4 SU
Milwaukee most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Milwaukee's last 20 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
St. Louis is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
St. Louis home to Milwaukee, Saturday, April 13