Brewers vs. Cardinals - 8/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (68-61) at Milwaukee Brewers (56-74)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm (Miller Park)
C Martinez (12-7) (3.13) vs. Zach Davies (10-6) (4.26)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +125 / St. Louis Cardinals -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers begin a three-game series Monday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense has picked up recently, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 130 hits, Yadier Molina has 40 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has 14 home runs. Carlos Martinez gets the ball, and he’s 12-7 with a 3.13 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 3-1 with a 1.16 ERA and 52 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers hope they can snap a four-game losing streak with a win here. The Brewers have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 4.31 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 142 hits, Ryan Braun has 74 RBI and Scooter Gennett has 10 home runs. Zach Davies takes the hill, and he’s 10-6 with a 4.06 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season. This will be Davies’ second career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 9-3 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series and 20-8 in Martinezs last 28 road starts. The Brewers are 1-7 in their last 8 during game 1 of a series and 9-3 in Davies' last 12 home starts. The Cardinals are 4-0 in Martinezs last 4 road starts vs. Brewers.
You guys know I'm a huge fan of Martinez and back him whenever I can, as you can usually get cheap prices on him. That's once again the case here, so I'm backing St. Louis.