Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 5/31/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (27-25) at Milwaukee Brewers (23-28)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
M Leake (3-4) (3.90) vs. W Peralta (3-5) (6.62)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +143 / St. Louis Cardinals -153 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers look to even their series against the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.
The St. Louis Cardinals have not been knocking them dead yet but perhaps a hot streak is in the making. The Cardinals have won three of four after downing Milwaukee 6-0 Tuesday behind great work on the mound and at the plate. Cards starter Carlos Martinez evened his record at 5-5 with eight scoreless frames. The Redbirds pounded out 12 hits with Matt Holliday going 3-4 with a homer, three RBI’s and two runs while Matt Carpenter was 4-5 with three runs. The Cardinals hand the ball to a red hot Mike Leake for his second start of 2016 versus Milwaukee. Leake comes off of a 2-1 loss at Washington with both runs given up on a pair of solo jacks over seven innings.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have a tough row to hoe being in such a top heavy division so any loss is crucial. The Brewers have been playing well and despite Tuesday’s defeat have won five of seven. However, nothing went favorably Tuesday with Brewers starter Junior Guerra falling to 3-1 with four runs given up (three earned) on eight hits through 6.1 innings with Jhan Marinez charged with two runs in 2/3 of an inning. The Brew Crew managed five hits and walked twice with Jonathan Villar reaching base twice with a single and base on balls. Wily Peralta will be on the bump to oppose the Cardinals for the second time this year. Peralta looks for consecutive wins after defeating Atlanta 6-2 with both runs scored on seven hits and two BB in 5.1 frames.
The over is 15-5 in the Cardinals last 20 road games and St. Louis are 2-6 in their last 8 Tuesday games while the over is 35-17-2 in their last 54 overall. The under is 6-2-2 in Milwaukee’s last 10 Tuesday games and the over is 10-3-1 in Peralta’s last 14 starts on grass while going 10-3-1 in Peralta’s last 14 starts overall. The over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings and St. Louis are 42-19 in the last 61 meetings. I don’t think Leake can continue to pitch lights out but I hope he does at least one more time…