Cardinals vs. Brewers Saturday Pick
The St. Louis Cardinals' season is on the brink of falling apart. Can they turn things around at least in some small part when they visit the Milwaukee Brewers again at 4:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, June 23, 2018
4:10 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 -110 favorite. As of this writing, 62% 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' Mikolas allows four runs in first inning vs. Brewers
Miles Mikolas allowed four earned runs over five innings Monday in a no-decision against the Phillies. It was one bad inning that sunk Mikolas again on Monday, and this time it was the bottom of the first. He gave up a leadoff single to Cesar Hernandez, issued a walk to Rhys Hoskins, and then served up a three-run homer to Odubel Herrera. Carlos Santana followed with a single and was eventually driven in by Andrew Knapp as the Phillies batted around in the opening frame. Mikolas settled in from there, but the damage was done. He'll try to avoid a similar hiccup in his next start on the road against the Brewers.
Brewers' Anderson struggles in no decision on Sunday
Chase Anderson was fortunate to pick up a no decision while allowing six runs in 5 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Phillies. He walked two and struck out five. Anderson was outstanding against the Cubs on Tuesday while allowing just one hit and no runs in seven innings. He did not back that up with a strong effort. We've seen this version of Anderson too often in 2018, and his ERA is now up to 4.54 on the year over 77 1/3 innings. He'll attempt to find the magic again against the Cardinals on Friday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 2-8 in their last 10 games overall and are 1-5 in their last six road games.
The Brewers are 21-8 in their last 29 home games and are 21-10 in their last 31 games versus a right-handed starter.3
The Cardinals have been profitable for bettors when Mikolas starts but I just can't buy into St. Louis given how poorly the team has played over the past seven games. I'd rather take the hotter and better team than the better pitcher, at least when it comes to this pitching matchup. Besides, the Brewers are 11-5 in Anderson's last 16 home starts and 12-4 in his last 16 outings after allowing two runs or less in their previous game.
The Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -110