Cardinals vs. Brewers Thursday Pick
The St. Louis Cardinals dropped two of three to the Phillies in Philadelphia and now have to take on National League Central rival the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend. Will the Cardinals get off to a good start to the series with a win on Thursday night?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, June 21, 2018
8:10 p.m. ET, Miller Park
TV: STL (FSMW); MIL (FSWI)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Brewers as a -120 favorite. As of this writing, 64% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Brewers to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Cardinals' Martinez walks six in no-decision vs. Cubs
Carlos Martinez allowed three earned runs, seven hits and six walks with five strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Cubs. Martinez had some location issues, throwing just 60 of his 98 pitches for strikes in the no-decision. He hasn't won in four outings, and he has just one win across the past seven appearances. Martinez will look to get back into the win column Tuesday against the Indians, but it won't be easy against defending AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.
Brewers' Suter holds Phillies to one run in victory
Brent Suter fired seven innings of one-run ball in Friday’s 13-2 victory over the Phillies. Suter was excellent, allowing just six hits while walking one batter and fanning three. The only run scored via an RBI double from Cesar Hernandez in the sixth inning. He also drove in two runs at the plate. Suter owns an underwhelming 4.30 ERA on the year, but he’s won five out of his last six starts and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs during that time. He could make sense as a streaming option next week against the Pirates.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 7-3 in Martinez's last 10 starts versus the Brewers and are 36-17 in their last 53 games played at Miller Park.
The Brewers have won 19 of their last 27 home games.
Martinez hasn't looked right since coming off the disabled list. He's walking everyone as he struggles to find his command and he's not letting it rip like we normally see. The Cardinals are 0-4 in his last four starts and are 3-7 in his last 10 road outings when he faces a team with a winning record. Until he turns things around and turns back into the ace of this St. Louis staff, this is a good opportunity to fade the Cardinals.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -120