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Brewers open as moneyline underdog vs Cardinals

Milwaukee BrewersSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 11, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

67-50TEAM RECORD62-55

St. Louis will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Milwaukee Brewers pay a visit to Busch Stadium.

For the Cardinals, Chris Carpenter gets the ball, charged with keeping the Brewers hitters off the base paths. He'll face Yovani Gallardo, 13-7 on the year.

View Milwaukee vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
St. Louis opened as -130 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 3-rated Brewers taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Cardinals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Brewers are rated No. 6 in the same category at 8.8 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Brewers own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at +120 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Brewers enjoyed a 5-1 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Wednesday, with Randy Wolf throwing 8 innings of 5-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

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

A few Brewers at Cardinals trends to consider:
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 13 games
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee home to Pittsburgh, Friday, August 12
St. Louis home to Colorado, Friday, August 12