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MLB Betting Preview: Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

September 21, 2023




The Milwaukee Brewers wrap up a three-game set against the lowly St. Louis Cardinals with the finale of the set slated for Thursday afternoon inside Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. 

They toss out the first pitch at 1:15 pm. Milwaukee got the better of the Cardinals, 8-2, on Wednesday night, as they have won two straight after dropping two in a row. The Cardinals are listed as -113 favorites in this clash on Thursday. 

Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview

The Brewers (86-66) have been able to find some breathing room and pull away from the upstart Chicago Cubs in the NL Central division. They lead the Cubs by xx games and they have also been able to pull away from the fading Cincinnati Reds too. 

On offense, the Brewers have some very consistent and sound hitters, including veteran left fielder Christian Yelich who has cracked 17 home runs while driving in 70 runs. He is also hitting .272 on the season for Milwaukee, which is batting a poor .238. They need to get that average up as the season comes to a close. They can not wait until the playoffs to just turn it on. 

They will hand the ball over to wily veteran Wade Miley who has a record of 8-4 to go along with an ERA of 3.38. He has 107. career wins and is enjoying his second stint with the Brewers, who gave him the ball back in 2018 when he went 5-2 for them. 

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals (67-85) have endured a very tough and rough season and they are limping towards the end of a very disappointing season. They are on the verge of losing 100 games and they are buried in 5th place in the NL Central. They have occupied the basement of that division for months now and they really do not appear to be heading in the right direction as the off-season approaches for them. 

They do not have a ton of weapons in their lineup and on offense, they are led by veteran third baseman Nolan Arenado, who has cracked 26 home runs to go along with 93 runs batted in. He is also hitting .268 on the season.

St. Louis will send out Miles Mikolas who has a record of 7-12 to go along with an ERA of 4.84. He has fanned 118 hitters in 182.1 innings of work for St. Louis, which has a team ERA of 4.74 this season. 

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick 

The Cardinals are 3-2 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the spread. They are also 36-39 in their road games against the number and the totals have gone over in three of their last five games and 39 out of their last 76 games at home. The Brewers are 3-2 in their last five games and 3-2 in their last five games against the number. They are also 40-36 in their road games against the number. The totals have gone over in two of their last five games and 37 out of their last 75 games at home. 

Spooky Express Pick: Milwaukee Brewers +103