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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/18/14

Milwaukee Brewers (79-73) at St. Louis Cardinals (84-68)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Kyle Lohse (R) (12-8) (3.539) vs. Shelby Miller (R) (10-9) (3.775)

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -141 / Milwaukee Brewers +131 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-WI, FSN-MW, MLB Net

The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals play a rubber game on Thursday night.

The Milwaukee Brewers have won five of their last seven games and are six games above a .500 record. During this mini stretch, the Brewers pitching staff has led the way by allowing three or less runs in six of their last seven games. Overall, the Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 3.76, which is 18th in the majors, and they’ve 13 of their last 17 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Ryan Braun has hit in five of his last six games and Carlos Gomez has five hits in his last three games. Kyle Lohse gets the ball, and he’s 12-9 with a 3.81 ERA and has 133 strikeouts in 182 innings. Lohse is 3-7 with a 5.12 ERA in 12 career starts against the Cardinals.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/18/14

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The St. Louis Cardinals have won seven of their last 11 games and are 16 games above a .500 record. The Cardinals pitching staff has allowed three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games, including just three runs in this series. Overall, the St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 3.56, which is 13th in the majors, and they’ve won nine of their last 11 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Matt Carpenter has a hit in eight of his last 10 games and Jhonny Peralta has seven RBIs in his last nine games. Starting is Shelby Miller, who is 10-9 with a 3.75 ERA and has 115 strikeouts in 172.2 innings. Miller is 5-0 with a 2.30 ERA in seven career starts against the Brewers.

The Brewers are 1-4 in Lohses last 5 road starts and 9-4 in Lohses last 13 starts as a road underdog. The Cardinals are 2-6 in Millers last 8 home starts and 4-1 in Millers last 5 starts overall. The Cardinals are 7-0 in Millers last 7 starts vs. Brewers, while the Brewers are 2-5 in Lohses last 7 starts vs. Cardinals.

Miller has owned the Brewers in his career, while the Cardinals have owned Lohse. Sometimes teams just have your number. Give me the Cards in this one. 

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