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Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Preview

St. Louis CardinalsMilwaukee Brewers
Aug 30, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

70-64TEAM RECORD81-54

The Milwaukee Brewers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the St. Louis Cardinals invade Miller Park on Tuesday.

Edwin Jackson, with a record of 10-9 on the season, gets the ball for the Cardinals, while the Brewers trot Shaun Marcum to the mound in this one. He is 11-4 so far in 2011.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Brewers as -160 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Brewers at No. 2 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 6 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Milwaukee has the National League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 7-4 winner as they battled the Pirates at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -140 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis rolled to a 7-4 win against Pittsburgh on Sunday, as Kyle Lohse and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Cubs on August 28. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -270 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee got the job done in their last match in a 3-2 victory over Chicago on Sunday at Miller Park behind starter Zack Greinke.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 9 games at home
Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Milwaukee is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Wednesday, August 31