St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 4/28/14
Milwaukee Brewers (18-6) at St. Louis Cardinals (13-12)
MLB Baseball: Monday, April 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Yovani Gallardo (R) (2-0) (1.421) vs. Michael Wacha (R) (2-2) (2.100)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -151 / Milwaukee Brewers +141 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Wisconsin, FS-Midwest
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers face off on Monday at Busch Stadium for game one of their NL Central series.
The St. Louis Cardinals always seem to be a contender but they are the ones doing the chasing this year in the National League Central. The Cardinals are 6-3 at home this season, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they are 4.5 games behind the Brewers in the division standings. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .240 with Yadier Molina hitting .344, Matt Adams hitting .337, and Matt Carpenter hitting .281. The St. Louis pitching staff has an ERA of 2.88 with the starters at 2.36 and the bullpen at 4.07. For game one against the Brewers the Cardinals start Michael Wacha who has lost his last two starts. For the season Wacha has allowed 23 hits and seven runs while striking out 35 over 30 innings for a 2-2 record and a 2.10 ERA.
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The Milwaukee Brewers continue to be baseball’s surprise team this season and have the best record in baseball. The Brewers are 9-1 on the road, 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they have outscored their opponents by 22 runs. As a team the Brewers are hitting .262 with Ryan Braun hitting .318, Jonathan Lucroy hitting .306, Scooter Gennett hitting .300, and Carlos Gomez hitting .297. The Milwaukee pitching staff has an ERA of 2.52 with the starters at 2.62 and the bullpen at 2.30. For game one in St. Louis the Brewers start Yovani Gallardo who has three no decisions in a row. For the season Gallardo has allowed 25 hits and five runs while striking 23 over 31.2 innings for a 2-0 record and 1.42 ERA.
St. Louis is 44-17 in their last 61 home games, 12-5 in game one of a series, and 5-0 in Wacha’s last five home starts. Milwaukee is 5-1 against the NL Central, 22-8 in their last 30 games, and 10-4 in Gallardo’s last 14 starts. Milwaukee is 16-35 in their last 51 games against St. Louis.
Runs are going to be tough to come by here and my free pick is on the under.
My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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