Brewers at Cardinals 9/24/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
MLB: 8:15 PM EST
Sep. 24, 2018
Latest Odds : STL -136 O/U 8
On Monday, the Milwaukee Brewers open a three-game series on the road against National League Central rivals the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers lost on Saturday 3-0 to the Pittsburgh Pirates to fall 2 ½ games behind the first place Chicago Cubs in the division and are just two games ahead of the third place Cardinals making this series a do or die for both teams.
St. Louis defeated the San Francisco Giants on Saturday 5-4 for the Cardinals second straight win and fifth in the last six. Tyler O’Neill hit a home run in the 10th inning with two outs for a walk-off win for St. Louis. With the win the Cardinals have the second NL wildcard spot 1 ½ games in front of the Colorado Rockies.
Christian Yelich leads Milwaukee with a .320 batting average and a team high 176 hits. Jesus Aguilar leads the team in home runs with 33 and RBIs with 104. Milwaukee has a team batting average of .250, while opposing hitters are averaging .235 at the plate against Brewers pitching. On Monday, the Brewers will send Chase Anderson to the mound. The right-hander this season is 9-8 with an ERA of 3.93, 128 Ks and 57 BBs.
Jose Martinez leads St. Louis with a .302 batting average. Matt Carpenter is the Cardinals leader in home runs with 35, while Marcell Ozuna leads in RBIs with 85. St. Louis has a team batting average of .250 while opposing hitters are averaging .246 at the plate against Cardinals pitching. On Monday, the Cardinals will send Jack Flaherty to the mound. The right-hander this season is 8-8 with an ERA of 3.08, 174 Ks and 54 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Milwaukee is 15-7 in its last 22
The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Brewers last 7
St. Louis has won 5 of its last 6
The OVER has cashed in each of the Cardinals last 5
Free Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -136
St. Louis has won 4 of the last 5 head to head with Milwaukee. The Cardinals have won 4 of Jack Flaherty’s last 5 starts versus NL Central teams. St. Louis has opened the last 13 new series with 10 wins in game 1 and has won 14 of the last 20 against teams with a winning record. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals win 5-3.