Brewers vs. Cardinals Prediction
The St. Louis Cardinals continued their stellar play in the month of August by opening their home series against the Milwaukee Brewers last night with a win. Is St. Louis a smart bet again today to continue its winning ways?
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Busch Stadium at 7:15PM ET
TV: FOX Sports One
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Cardinals are a -140 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Brewers are a +130 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 65 percent of public bets are being placed on host St. Louis. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Flaherty throws six shutout frames
Jack Flaherty threw six shutout innings Friday night in a 5-2 home win over Milwaukee. He allowed three hits while striking out seven and walking three. Bud Norris earned his 24th save as he allowed one hit and struck out one in an inning of work. Jose Martinez ended the game 2-for-4 with a double and a run to help lead the offense. Marcell Ozuna was 1-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Jedd Gyorko went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk.
Moustakas reaches base three times
Brewers third baseman Mike Moustakas did not have a hit yesterday, but he managed to walk three times in four plate appearances. Christian Yelich was 2-for-5 with a double and a run to help pace the offense. Lorenzo Cain finished 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and a run. Jesus Aguilar was 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs. Freddy Peralta took the loss as he allowed three earned runs on three hits with five strikeouts and three walks over six innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 2-6 in their last eight road games. The over is 8-3 in the last 11 Milwaukee games overall.
The Cardinals are 7-1 in their last eight games following a win. St. Louis is 16-5 in its last 21 games overall.
Miley has seemingly reinvented himself as a pitcher this season, drastically shifting the percentages which he throws his various pitches. Meanwhile, Mikolas is enjoying a fantastic season back in MLB after pitching overseas. While I expect the Cardinals to get a couple runs off Miley and perhaps the same goes for the Brewers off Mikolas, I ultimately expect pitching to dominate and this game stays under the total.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BREWERS/CARDINALS UNDER 8