Brewers vs. Cardinals Prediction
After seeing their eight-game winning streak ended yesterday, the St. Louis Cardinals have a chance to start a new streak tonight as they host the NL Central foe Milwaukee Brewers. Will St. Louis get the job done and resume its hot play as of late?
911 Milwaukee Brewers at 912 St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, August 17, 2018
Busch Stadium at 8:15PM ET
TV: FS-M (STL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a -126 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Brewers are a +116 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Milwaukee. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Brewers split at Cubs
Milwaukee was doubled up 8-4 Wednesday afternoon at Chicago as it could only manage the split in the quick two-game series. Mike Moustakas finished 3-for-5 with an RBI in the defeat. Jonathan Schoop was 1-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Manny Pina finished 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI. Junior Guerra took the loss in relief as he surrendered seven runs (six earned) with two strikeouts and a walk over 3 2/3 innings.
Cardinals finally slowed down
St. Louis nearly rallied from a four-run deficit Thursday afternoon, but ultimately lost 5-4 at home to the Nationals to see its eight-game winning streak end. Matt Carpenter walked twice in five plate appearances, while Tyler O'Neilll went 1-for-3 with a double plus a walk and a run scored. Kolten Wong was 1-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Harrison Bader finished 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk. Luke Weaver suffered the loss as he gave up four runs (two earned) on seven hits with one strikeout and one walk over 3 2/3 innings.
Freddy Peralta (5-3, 4.47 ERA) will get the start today for Milwaukee, while St. Louis turns to Jack Flaherty (6-6, 3.22).
MLB Betting Trends
The over is 8-2 in the last 10 Brewers games overall. Milwaukee is 7-2 in the last nine meetings in St. Louis.
The Cardinals are 8-1 in their last nine games overall. The over is 13-5 in the last 18 St. Louis games following a loss.
Both young pitchers have had some hiccups this season, but Peralta looks like he might be hitting a wall whereas Flaherty is pushing through it for the time being. I'd still count the Cardinals as a hot team despite yesterday's loss and I'm going to bet that they continue their run of success today.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -126