The St Louis Cardinals are at Miller Park in Milwaukee today for the second game of their three game series with the Brewers. The Cardinals have played the Brewers well over the past few seasons winning 37 of the last 54 meetings overall including 26 of the last 36 played in Milwaukee.
Head to Head Trends
Cardinals are 37-17 in the last 54 meetings.
Cardinals are 26-10 in the last 36 meetings in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Brewers (+130)
The Milwaukee Brewers are last in the National League Central 24 games out of 1st place and 14.5 games out of a wild card spot so they’re basically done for the season although everyone has know that for a while now. The Brewers have a pretty good offense averaging 3.95 runs per game but their pitching has really hurt them this season allowing 4.43 runs per game.
On the hill for the Brewers today is Wily Peralta who is 2-6 with a 4.55 ERA in 11 starts this season. Peralta has had a few good starts this season but he’s been pretty bad for the most part and looks to he is getting worse as the season goes on.
Milwaukee Brewers Trends
Brewers are 4-10 in their last 14 overall.
Brewers are 3-8 in Peraltas last 11 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
St Louis Cardinals (-140)
The St Louis Cardinals are 1st in the Central Division 6 games clear of the 2nd place Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals also have the best record in the entire league right now at 70-39, the next best team is the Kansas City Royals who have just 64 wins. The Cardinals are all about pitching they have the best pitching staff in baseball allowing just 2.88 runs per game which is pretty impressive especially considering their best pitcher Adam Wainwright has been on the disabled list all season.
Starting for the Cardinals in this one is lefty Jamie Garcia who is 3-4 with a 1.98 ERA his 9 starts this season. Garcia has pitched great this season and has been very consistent not allowing more then 3 runs is a start.
St Louis Cardinals Trends
Cardinals are 57-21 in their last 78 games as a favorite.
Cardinals are 8-1 in their last 9 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
I like the St Louis Cardinals over the Brewers in this one. The Cardinals are the best team in baseball while the Brewers are one of the worst teams so that makes it a pretty easy pick.
Free Pick: St Louis Cardinals -140