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Cardinals at Brewers - 7/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (44-41) at Milwaukee Brewers (37-47)

MLB Baseball: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)

M Wacha (5-7) (4.38) vs. J Nelson (5-7) (3.56)

The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +118 / St. Louis Cardinals -128 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSMW/FSWI

The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers begin a three-game series Friday night.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Cardinals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense has been hit or miss, and they’ve won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Aledmys Diaz leads St. Louis with 90 hits, Stephen Piscotty has 47 RBI and Matt Carpenter has 14 home runs. Michael Wacha gets the nod, and he’s 5-7 with a 4.38 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 4-0 with a 4.10 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.

Cardinals at Brewers - 7/8/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Brewers have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Milwaukee Brewers offense has heated up lately, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 90 hits, Ryan Braun has 44 RBI and Jonathan Lucroy has 10 home runs. Jimmy Nelson takes the hill, and he’s 5-7 with a 3.65 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Nelson is 0-6 with a 8.49 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 12-3 in their last 15 vs. National League Central and 5-1 in Wachas last 6 starts. The Brewers are 3-7 in their last 10 games following a loss and 0-6 in Nelsons last 6 starts. The Cardinals are 43-21 in the last 64 meetings in Milwaukee and 47-20 in the last 67 meetings overall.

The Brewers are back to stinking up the joint and are hard to trust when they're in these brutal slumps. Wacha has owned Milwakee over the course of his career and the Cards have had success over the Brewers overall. Give me the better team and the fair price.

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St. Louis Cardinals -128

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