Cardinals vs. Brewers - 9/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (63-77) at St. Louis Cardinals (73-66)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
J Nelson (7-13) (4.53) vs. C Martinez (13-7) (3.07)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -220 / Milwaukee Brewers +203 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals play game two of their series Friday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Brewers have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Brewers offense has caught fire the last couple of days, and they’ve won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 153 hits, Ryan Braun has 81 RBI and Scooter Gennett has 10 home runs. Jimmy Nelson gets the ball, and he’s 7-13 with a 4.36 ERA and 121 strikeouts this season. Nelson is 0-6 with a 7.57 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense has been consistent as well, and they’ve won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 140 hits, Yadier Molina has 46 RBI and Matt Carpenter has 18 home runs. Carlos Martinez takes the hill, and he’s 13-7 with a 3.07 ERA and 143 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 3-1 with a 1.20 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 1-4 in their last 5 Friday games and 2-7 in Nelsons last 9 starts. The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 Friday games and 4-0 in Martinezs last 4 starts. The Brewers are 2-5 in Nelsons last 7 starts vs. Cardinals.
You guys know Martinez is one of my favorite pitchers to back, as you usually get him with cheap prices and he's one of the top young pitchers in baseball. However, this line isn't cheap. Also, the Brewers have won seven of their last eight. Give me the hot road team for the big plus money.