Brewers vs. Cardinals - 8/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (69-61) at Milwaukee Brewers (56-75)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
A Wainwright (9-8) (4.56) vs. W Peralta (5-9) (5.87)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +137 / St. Louis Cardinals -147 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense continues to produce, and they’ve won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 132 hits, Yadier Molina has 40 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has 14 home runs. Adam Wainwright gets the ball, and he’s 9-8 with a 4.67 ERA and 122 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 13-8 with a 2.23 ERA and 171 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers could use a win in order to snap a five-game losing streak. The Brewers have allowed 18 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 4.30 and have lost nine of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 144 hits, Ryan Braun has 74 RBI and Scooter Gennett has 10 home runs. Wily Peralta takes the hill, and he’s 5-9 with a 5.87 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. Peralta is 4-10 with a 5.02 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Wainwrights last 5 starts. The Brewers are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 3-8 in Peraltas last 11 starts. The Cardinals are 8-2 in Wainwrights last 10 starts vs. Brewers.
The Brewers have lost five straight and are now throwing a pitcher out there who has produced losses in seven of his last 10 games. The Cards offense is also hot and the team overall has a chance to create distance in the playoff race. St. Louis and the reasonable line is a good pick.