Brewers vs. Cardinals Monday Prediction
Tonight, the Brewers and Cardinals will open a key matchup in the National League Central at 7:45 p.m. ET. Listed as a slight home favorite, are the Cards the best play on the board for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Monday, August 19, 2019
7:45 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 67% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Brewers on the moneyline.
Milwaukee Brewers Fantasy Spin
Mike Moustakas went 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs and five RBI in the Brewers’ blowout loss to the Nationals on Sunday. Moustakas drilled a three-run homer off Nationals’ starter Erick Fedde in the fifth inning and also hammered a solo shot off reliever Kyle McGowin in the ninth inning. It was his third multi-homer performance of the year. The 30-year-old slugger left the yard three times in the three-game series and is now up to 30 round-trippers on the season. He has a realistic shot at reaching the lofty 40-homer plateau for the first time in his career.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer to propel the Cardinals to a 5-4 victory over the Reds on Sunday. Goldschmidt drilled a two-run homer -- his 28th round-tripper of the season -- to left-center field off Reds’ starter Alex Wood in the third inning. He also doubled and scored a run in the fifth inning. The 31-year-old veteran slugger left the yard twice in the four-game series to help the Cardinals salvage a split against their division rivals. He’s been exceptional at the dish in the second-half, hitting .278 (35-for-126) with 12 home runs and 31 RBI in 34 games since the All-Star break. The halcyon days of elite five-category production are probably gone, but Goldschmidt remains an upper-echelon, four-category masher and one of the safest investments in fantasy baseball.
MLB Betting Trends
The Brewers are 5-1 in their last six games when facing a right-handed starter.
The Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 games when playing the opener of a new series.
The Brewers are winless in their last four games overall and have dropped 12 of Zach Davies’ last 16 starts when facing an opponent with a winning record. The Cardinals, meanwhile, are a different team at home than on the road. They’re 4-0 in their last four games at Busch Stadium and are 8-3 in their last 11 home games when facing a right-handed starter. They’re also 13-3 in Dakota Hudson’s last 16 starts and have won five of his last six starts at home. They’ve been profitable against the divisional, as well, winning 16 of their last 21 games versus fellow NL Central opponents.
The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -120