Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (92-54) at Milwaukee Brewers (62-84)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
J Lackey (11-9) (2.89) vs. J Nelson (11-12) (4.05)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +135 / St. Louis Cardinals -145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Thursday at Miller Park as the close out their series on National League Central teams.
The Milwaukee Brewers are wining down their season and they took another loss falling to the Cardinals on Wednesday. Martin Moldanado hit a home run, Elian Herrera had two hits, and Khris Davis had a hit as the Brewers scored four runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Wily Peralta allowed six hits and five runs while striking out two over 4.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-9 for the season. For Thursday’s game the Brewers start Jimmy Nelson who has allowed 158 hits and 77 earned runs while striking out 147 over 175.1 innings for an 11-12 record and a 3.95 ERA.
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The St. Louis Cardinals continued their winning ways on Wednesday as they edged the Brewers in Milwaukee. Matt Carpenter and Thomas Pham each hit home runs and Kolten Wong had a hit as the Cardinals scored five runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia allowed eight hits and four runs while striking out four over 6.1 innings to get the win and raise his record to 9-5 for the season and Trevor Rosenthal earned his 45th save. For Thursday’s game the Cardinals start John Lackey who has allowed 188 hits and 62 earned runs while striking out 149 over 193 innings for an 11-9 record and a 2.89 ERA.
Milwaukee is 0-6 in their last six games, 9-3 at home against a right-handed starter, and 4-0 in Nelson’s last four road starts. St. Louis is 11-4 in their last 15 road games, 10-4 in their last 14 games following a win, and 1-5 in Lackey’s last six road starts. St. Louis is 22-7 in their last 29 games in Milwaukee.
The Brewers might have a slight edge in starting pitching but it isn’t enough to give them the edge here. I an on the Cardinals once again.