Cardinals vs. Brewers Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 4/17/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Brewers will go for a three-game sweep of NL Central rival St. Louis when they host the Cardinals at 1:40 p.m. ET on Wednesday afternoon. Given their moneyline price and recent success versus the Redbirds, should bettors jump on the Brew Crew again?

Game Snapshot & Odds

903 St. Louis Cardinals (+127) at 904 Milwaukee Brewers (-137); 9.5 runs

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

1:40 p.m. ET, Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 56% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Brewers on the moneyline.

St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin

Marcell Ozuna remained hot with a two-run blast Tuesday as the Cardinals fell to the Brewers. The Cards weren't able to do much with Brandon Woodruff, but Ozuna continued his recent power surge with a no-doubt blast off the righty in the sixth. It was the seventh home run over the outfielder's last nine games, as his OPS has risen from .549 to 1.046 over that stretch. Ozuna's shoulder remained a concern coming into the season, but his power output to this point has certainly been encouraging.

Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Spin

Christian Yelich went deep yet again Tuesday, launching a three-run home run in the Brewers' win over the Cardinals. Manager Mike Shildt summoned Ryan Helsley to face Yelich with two out and two on in the fifth inning in what was the rookie's major league debut. The reigning National League MVP got a hanging slider and didn't miss it, belting a no-doubter to right-center. Remarkably, eight of Yelich's nine dingers this season have come against the Cardinals.

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 1-5 in Michael Wacha’s last six starts versus the Brewers.

Milwaukee

The Brewers have beaten the Cardinals four straight times and are 4-0 in their last four games versus St. Louis at Miller Park.

Prediction:

As previously noted, the Cardinals have not had much success when Wacha faces the Brewers. In fact, they haven’t had much success versus Milwaukee the past two seasons, regardless of who starts. Wacha doesn’t allow many home runs but Christian Yelich and Co. are taking most St. Louis pitchers deep these days. The first seven batters in the Brewers’ lineup should give Wacha trouble and while their starter, Corbin Burnes, is allowing plenty of hard contact, he has fared better versus right-handers than lefties. Outside of Matt Carpenter, there aren’t any lefty bats in the Cardinals’ lineup that could do damage. I have no problem laying the -135 on the moneyline as the Crew go for the sweep this afternoon.

The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -135

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