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MLB Betting: Cardinals vs. Brewers

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to add to their lead in the NL Central tonight when they open up a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Kyle Lohse (7-2, 2.41) gets the start for St. Louis, while Chris Narveson (2-4, 4.85) takes the mound for Milwaukee. Lohse picked up a no decision against the Cubs last time out after allowing four runs on 11 hits in 5 2-3 innings. Narevson is also coming off a no decision against Florida in which he allowed four runs on four hits in 5 1-3 innings.

View St Louis vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Milwaukee opened as -110 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 8.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 3-rated Brewers and the league No. 4-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Milwaukee owns the No. 7 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.6 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.5 per game.

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. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 9-2 winner on the road against the Astros. Bettors on St. Louis at -111 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis rolled to a 9-2 win against Houston on Thursday, as Lance Lynn and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at Minute Maid Park.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Mets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at +163 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Milwaukee suffered a 4-1 loss against New York on Thursday, as Yovani Gallardo wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

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

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1

A few Cardinals at Brewers trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis' last 13 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Milwaukee is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 13 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Saturday, June 11