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MLB betting line favors Cardinals over Brewers

Milwaukee BrewersSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 5, 4:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

84-57TEAM RECORD74-66

The St. Louis Cardinals host Milwaukee on Monday, looking to build on their 74-66 mark against the 84-57 Brewers in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Jake Westbrook in this one and he'll try to improve on his 11-7 mark on the year. Milwaukee counters with Randy Wolf, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

View Milwaukee vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
St. Louis opened as -120 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. 7 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Brewers, who rate a National League No. 2 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Brewers defense that ranks No. 6 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Brewers batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Defensively, Milwaukee features the National League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

Milwaukee won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Astros on September 4. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Shaun Marcum silenced the Astros bats in a 4-0 victory last time out versus Houston at Minute Maid Park.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +149 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cardinals got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Cincinnati on Sunday; it was a 3-2 final at Busch Stadium in MLB wagering action.

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing Houston are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Brewers at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Milwaukee is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee at St. Louis, Tuesday, September 6