Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 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
The St. Louis Cardinals travel to Miller Park to take the field with the Milwaukee Brewers.
The St. Louis Cardinals probably are battling for the Wild Card and not the National League Central as they haven’t been able to sustain the good times. The Cardinals ended a three game slide with a 5-1 victory versus visiting Pittsburgh to prevent getting swept at home. Cards starter Adam Wainwright picked up the win with a run allowed over seven frames while recording nine K’s and Trevor Rosenthal actually threw 2/3 of an inning without getting shellacked. The Redbirds mustered six hits with Stephen Piscotty cracking a three run homer while Randal Grichuk went solo.Michael Wacha toes the rubber against the Brewers for the 4th time this season on Friday. Wacha has won three in a row with a 1.42 WHIP and 3.57 ERA over 17.2 innings.
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The Milwaukee Brewers drive to reach the .500 mark has been sidetracked this week with defeats in seven of ten. The Brewers are coming off a 7-4 loss at Washington where the starting pitching put them behind the eight ball. Brew Crew starter Matt Garza was charged with all seven runs on eight hits including three long balls through 4.1 innings to take the loss. Milwaukee managed eight hits with Scooter Gennett smacking a two run single and scoring while Jonathan Villar went 2-3 with a run. The Brewers are scheduled to send Jimmy Nelson to the hill to oppose the Cardinals for second time consecutive time. Nelson absorbed a 3-0 defeat at St. Louis with all three runs scored on eight hits in six frames.
The Cardinals are 10-3 in their last 13 road games and the under is 6-2 in their last 8 overall while going 6-2 in their last 8 on grass. The over is 6-2 in Milwaukee’s last 8 home games and the Brewers are 3-7 in Nelson’s last 10 Friday starts. St. Louis are 47-20 in the last 67 meetings. Interesting that Wacha beats Milwaukee and Nelson struggles against St. Louis. My issue is backing the Cardinals who always seem to lose when I back them so be forewarned…