Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/7/14
St. Louis Cardinals (78-64) at Milwaukee Brewers (74-68)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
Adam Wainwright (R) (16-9) (2.691) vs. Jimmy Nelson (R) (2-6) (4.142)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +115 / St. Louis Cardinals -125 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, FSN-WI
The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers wrap up their four-game series Sunday.
The St. Louis Cardinals have won seven of their last eight games and are 14 games above .500. The Cardinals offense has picked the pace a little bit, scoring four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Cards have won six straight when scoring more than three runs. Jon Jay has hit in eight of his last 10 games and Kolten Wong has also hit in eight of his last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 3.65, which is 15th in the majors. Starting is Adam Wainwright, who is 16-9 with a 2.69 ERA and has 153 strikeouts in 194 innings. Wainwright is 10-7 with a 2.52 ERA in 28 career games against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers have lost 10 of their last 11 games and are only six games above .500. The issue for the Brewers has been a lack of offense, scoring three or less runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Brewers have lost 11 straight when being held to three or less runs. Ryan Braun has an RBI in five of his last 10 games and Jonathan Lucroy has a nine-game hitting streak. The Milwaukee Brewers have an ERA of 3.77, which is 18th in the majors. Taking the mound is Jimmy Nelson, who is 2-6 with a 4.14 ERA and has 49 strikeouts in 58.2 innings. This will be Nelson’s second career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 23-9 in Wainwrights last 32 starts vs. National League Central and 49-24 in Wainwrights last 73 starts overall. The Brewers are 17-35 in their last 52 during game 4 of a series and 1-4 in Nelsons last 5 starts overall.
Do you trust the Brewers during this horrible losing streak? Especially with Wainwright on the mound for the Cardinals? Yeah. Mea neither. Give me the Cards for the fair price.