The St. Louis Cardinals (89-65) and Milwaukee Brewers (82-71) open a 2-game set Tuesday. First pitch is set for 7:40 p.m. ET at American Family Field. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Cardinals vs. Brewers odds with MLB picks and predictions.
Season series: St. Louis leads 9-8
St. Louis is 2-4 on a road trip that started with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cardinals have struggled with the bats on the trip: they’ve logged a slash line of .204/.259/.363 (.623 OPS).
The Brewers are 4-1 in their last 5 games. Milwaukee’s offense has notched up a few clicks of late. The Brewers own a .772 OPS over their last 14 games.
Cardinals at Brewers projected starters
RHP Miles Mikolas vs. RHP Adrian Houser
Mikolas (11-13, 3.35 ERA) has authored a 1.04 WHIP, 1.8 BB/9 and 6.7 K/9 through 193 1/3 IP across 31 starts.
Has held current Milwaukee batters to an aggregate .592 OPS
Owns a 4.29 ERA on the road for the season but a 6.06 ERA over his last 6 turns away from home
Has been aided by a .249 batting average on balls in play
Houser (6-9, 4.62 ERA) owns a 1.45 WHIP, 3.9 BB/9 and 6.0 K/9 through 99 1/3 IP across 21 games (20 starts).
Owns a tidy 2.12 ERA over his last 5 starts against St. Louis
Owns a 2.61 ERA over his last 5 starts overall
Cardinals at Brewers odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 5:16 a.m. ET.
Money line: Cardinals -112 (bet $112 to win $100) | Brewers -108 (bet $108 to win $100)
Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Cardinals -1.5 (+145) | Brewers +1.5 (-180)
Over/Under (O/U): 7.5 (O: -130 | U: +105)
Cardinals at Brewers picks and predictions
Cardinals 5, Brewers 4
Houser has displayed some fatigue signs over recent starts. Velocity is down, and missed bats have dried up.
This is a chance for the Redbirds to get right with the bats, and Mikolas has been solid of late.
TAKE ST. LOUIS (-112). Consider waiting out a better price for full-unit action.
Skip the extra juice, and AVOID this play.
The Cards were cranking out mid-700s OPS figures much of the first couple weeks of September. For the season, St. Louis has stealthily logged 4.75 runs per game — only 4 teams average more.
Just a sliver of a lean on the OVER 7.5 (-130) here: probably only actionable for more aggressive bettors.
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