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Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Pick

There is a full slate of MLB action set to take place on Friday, including a huge matchup between NL Central Division rivals. The Milwaukee Brewers are set to visit the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night for the first game of a weekend series. 

Milwaukee comes into this game on top of the standings in the Central Division as they are currently sitting at 11-6 on the year. The Brewers have gone just 1-3 in their last four games, and they are trying to bounce back this week. 

St. Louis has gotten off to another rough start this season as they have gone just 9-10 through the first 19 games. The Cardinals did just win a series over the Oakland Athletics and they need to continue that momentum at home. 

The Milwaukee Brewers are slight betting favorites at -120 on the moneyline in this game, and the over/under in this game is set at 8.5 total runs. 

Milwaukee Mashing the Baseball

The Milwaukee Brewers have been one of the best offensive teams in baseball this season, and that offense has really powered them up to this point. Milwaukee is currently hitting .277 as a team, and they have scored a total of 98 runs through 17 games. 

William Contreras has been a spark at the top of the lineup this season as he is hitting .358 to lead the team. Milwaukee has been able to incorporate a number of young players into the lineup this season, and everyone is performing well. 

The Brewers will send Freddy Peralta to the mound on Friday night, and the ace has gone 2-0 with a 2.55 ERA so far this season. Milwaukee has the offense needed to win big games, and Peralta can shut any team down. 

Cardinals Pitching Well

The St. Louis Cardinals are coming into this game with a team ERA of 3.74 this season, but it has been the bullpen that has set the tone. St. Louis still needs more outs from the starting rotation and it will be Kyle Gibson that makes the start on Friday night. 

Gibson was a big signing this offseason for the Orioles, but he has gone just 1-2 with a 6.16 ERA so far this season. The Cardinals will need the offense to take some pressure off, and that unit is starting to pick things up. 

Brendan Donovan leads the team with 10 RBIs so far this season, and Nolan Gorman has belted three home runs. The Cardinals have a number of big hitters in that lineup, and they need those players to get going. 

Brewers Beat Their Rivals

The Milwaukee Brewers have been playing some solid baseball to begin the year, and they will have their ace on the mound in this game. Milwaukee should also be able to score some runs in this game, and that will be important. 

St. Louis just hasn’t been a great offensive team to begin the year, and they are a team that still needs to find more pitching. The Cardinals will win some games this weekend, but they aren’t going to come up with a win in the series opener. 

Bet on the Milwaukee Brewers at -120 on the moneyline in this matchup as they will take control and pick up a win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

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