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Brewers vs Cardinals Baseball Game Preview

Milwaukee BrewersSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 3, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

48-56TEAM RECORD56-49

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.

The Cardinals will rely on Joe Kelly to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Randy Wolf will be his counterpart for the Brewers. Joe Kelly is 1-4 this season, and Randy Wolf is 3-7.

View Milwaukee vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
St. Louis opened as -170 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 9.

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

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Brewers offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Brewers hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the National League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

The Brewers were a 13-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at -245 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. The Brewers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jordan Lyles and the Astros 13-4 on Wednesday at Miller Park.

In their last action, St. Louis was an 8-2 loser on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at +147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-2 to Colorado on Thursday at Coors Field.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

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 UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Milwaukee's last 17 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Milwaukee is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of St. Louis' last 17 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at St. Louis, Saturday, August 4