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Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Preview

St. Louis CardinalsMilwaukee Brewers
May 2, 8:10 PM | GrassMiller Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD14-12

MLB wagering interest swings to the Milwaukee vs St. Louis battle on Thursday at Miller Park as the Brewers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

For the Brewers, Wily Peralta gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jake Westbrook, 1-1 on the year.

View St Louis vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Brewers as -106 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Brewers and the league No. 2-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Milwaukee's National League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 4 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Brewers have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cardinals hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Reds on May 1. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Cincinnati on Wednesday at Busch Stadium behind starter Lance Lynn.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Pirates at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +125 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Milwaukee looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 6-4 on Wednesday behind a start from Jeanmar Gomez at Miller Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 9-1
After a win are 5-5

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Brewers trends to consider:
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Milwaukee is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Milwaukee is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Friday, May 3