Cardinals vs. Brewers - 4/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (3-4) at St. Louis Cardinals (4-3)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
C Anderson (1-0) (0.00) vs. M Leake (0-1) (8.31)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -173 / Milwaukee Brewers +163 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, FSMW
The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals play game two of their series Wednesday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers can get back to a .500 record with a victory. The Brewers are trying to figure things out offensively, as they’ve scored three or less runs in four of their seven games. In Monday’s loss, the Milwaukee Brewers had just six hits and one run. The Brewers have lost 20 of their last 21 games when scoring three or less runs. Scooter Gennett leads Milwaukee with nine hits, Chris Carter has six RBI and Ryan Braun has one home run. Chase Anderson gets the nod, and he’s 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s second career game against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look to build on their impressive four-game winning streak. The Cardinals are getting the job done offensively, producing 34 runs in their last three games. The Cards have scored at least seven runs in four straight games and have won 10 of their last 13 when scoring more than three runs. The St. Louis Cardinals are going to be tough to beat if they keep swinging the bats at this level. Jeremy Hazelbaker leads St. Louis with 10 hits, Matt Carpenter has seven RBI and Stephen Piscotty has one home run. Mike Leake takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with an 8.31 ERA and one strikeout this season. Leake is 2-4 with a 4.60 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 11-23 in their last 34 road games and 2-8 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series. The Cardinals are 82-34 in their last 116 home games and 2-6 in their last 8 games following an off day. The Brewers are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis and 18-41 in the last 59 meetings overall.
The Brewers struggle to win on the road, and they simply don't beat the Cardinals often. When you combine those two factors along with the way the Cards are hitting the ball, you have to like the home team in this spot.