Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (89-54) at Milwaukee Brewers (62-81)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
C Martinez (13-7) (2.95) vs. Ariel Pena (1-0) (4.50)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +140 / St. Louis Cardinals -150 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The St Louis Cardinals had to Miller Park to battle the division rival Milwaukee Brewers.
The St Louis Cardinals are sitting atop the National League Central but they have not been playing well with defeats in seven of ten The Cardinals picked up one of those wins Sunday in a 9-2 rout of Cincinnati where both the arms and bats were on the same page. Michael Wacha was dominant on the mound with both runs plated over six frames to up his record to 16-5. The Redbirds pounded out 13 hits that saw Matt Adams and Thomas Pham smack two run homers with Kolten Wong scoring twice.Carlos Martinez gets the series opening start against the Brewers on Tuesday night. Martinez has been a consistent member of the rotation with a 13-7 record and 3.12 ERA over 26 starts.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have gone through some hot and cold streaks over the second half of the season and right now it’s the latter. The Brewers have dropped five of six after a 7-6 loss at Pittsburgh Sunday. Starter Taylor Jungmann began strong before allowing four runs through six innings with Tyler Thornburg giving up a run to absorb the loss. The Brew Crew racked up 14 hits and walked three times with Khris Davis launching a two run bomb while Jean Segura and Ryan Braun scored two times apiece. The Brewers send rookie Ariel Pena to the hill for his second career start against the visiting Cardinals. Pena did not get a decision in a 5-2 loss at Miami with a pair of runs scored over five innings.
The over is 9-3-2 in St Louis last 14 overall and is 9-3-2 in their last 14 on grass while the Cardinals are 2-6 in their last 8 overall. The over is 19-5-2 in Milwaukee’s last 26 overall and the over is 19-5-2 in their last 26 on grass. St Louis are 19-7 in the last 26 meetings in Milwaukee and the over is 17-7 in the last 24 meetings in Milwaukee. I know St Louis has not been playing well but I’m still taking them…