Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/11/14
St. Louis Cardinals (50-42) at Milwaukee Brewers (52-40)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 11, 2014 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
Joe Kelly (R) (1-1) (0.587) vs. Yovani Gallardo (R) (5-5) (3.447)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -129 / St. Louis Cardinals +119 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, FSN-WI, MLB Net
The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals play a three-game series that begins Friday.
The Cardinals have won six of their 10 games in the month of July and are seven games above .500. While the Cardinals offense continues to have issues, their pitching staff has allowed three or less runs in five of their last nine games. Overall, the Cardinals have the fifth best ERA in baseball at 3.29. Offensively, the Cardinals continue to struggle but Jhonny Peralta has nine hits in his last nine games and Matt Adams has 15 hits in his last 10 games. Joe Kelly takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 0.59 ERA and has nine strikeouts in 15.1 innings. Kelly is 1-5 with a 4.17 ERA in nine career games against the Brewers.
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The Brewers are probably in their worst slump of the season, as they’ve lost nine of their last 10 games. The main issue for the Brewers would probably be their pitching staff that has allowed four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. Overall, the Brewers have the 11th worst ERA in baseball at 3.67. Offensively, Ryan Braun has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games and Carlos Gomez has five extra base hits in his last 10 games. Yovani Gallardo takes the hill, and he’s 5-5 with a 3.45 ERA and has 83 strikeouts in 109.2 innings. Gallardo is 1-11 with a 6.34 ERA in 18 career starts against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 2-5 in Kellys last 7 starts as a road underdog and 5-1 in Kellys last 6 starts during game 1 of a series. The Brewers are 55-23 in Gallardos last 78 starts as a favorite and 2-6 in Gallardos last 8 starts with 4 days of rest. The Cardinals are 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Milwaukee.
Do you see Gallardo's career numbers against the Cardinals? No way I'm picking the Brewers in this matchup.