Brewers vs. Cardinals Tuesday Prediction
The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals exchanged blown opportunities to win the game on Monday night before the Brew Crew eventually walked away with a win. Can the Brewers make it two in a row against their National League Central rivals when the two teams meet again tonight in St. Louis?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
8:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium
TV: FSAZ (ARI); FSMW (STL)
(Odds courtesy of online sportsbooks YouWager)
Public Betting Trends
As of this writing, 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cardinals to beat the Brewers on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Milwaukee Brewers Banged Up as Series Continues in St. Louis
The Brewers placed outfielder Christian Yelich on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday and could be without their other key offseason acquisition when their series with the Cardinals continue on Tuesday night. Lorenzo Cain is dealing with a slight quad injury when his foot was clipped by Cardinals' first baseman Jose Martinez as he ran through first base in Monday's win. Cain believes he'll be ready to play on Tuesday but we'll just have to wait and see.
Travis Shaw was the hero on Monday night at Busch Stadium when he went 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs scored. Shaw scored the first run of the night in the top of the second inning after hitting a leadoff double and racing home on a hard groundball from Domingo Santana that deflected off the glove of Cardinals' shortstop Paul DeJong. Shaw scored again on a two-run single by Orlando Arcia in the top of the fourth and was the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th on a bases-loaded walk courtesy of new St. Louis closer Greg Holland.
Matt Albers also blew a save but wound up getting the win when he rebounded in the 10th inning to secure the victory for the Brewers.
Cardinals' New Ninth Inning Man Blows First Opportunity
After the Cardinals managed to tie the game at 4-4 last night, Holland couldn't shut the door in the top of the 10th inning. He walked four of the five batters he faced in his Cardinals debut. For some reason, the not-ready-for-action Holland was allowed to throw 19 pitches on the night, only six of which were strikes. Manager Mike Matheny's bullpen usage has once again become a focal point for the St. Louis fan base, as he continues to mismanage the pen to laughable degrees.
Meanwhile, first baseman Jose Martinez has been diagnosed with a right Achilles contusion. He was injured in that collision with Cain and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday. It sounds like he merely has a bruise and could be ready to play again tonight.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are now 6-1 in their last seven games in St. Louis.
The Cardinals are 4-1 in Carlos Martinez's last five home starts and are 5-2 in his last seven outings overall.
Even though the Cardinals have been profitable when their ace Martinez is on the mound, St. Louis' bats are dormant and if given an opportunity, Matheny will blow things in the later innings with his questionable decision-making. The Brewers are 7-1 in Brent Suter's last eight starts, are 5-1 in his last six outings versus the rest of the National League Central, and are 4-1 in his last five outings coming off four days of rest. I'll take the underdog in this divisional matchup.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers +163