Cardinals vs. Brewers - 4/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (2-5) at St. Louis Cardinals (3-3)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1:45 pm (Busch Stadium)
M Fiers (0-1) (9.00) vs. J Lackey (0-0) (6.00)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -143 / Milwaukee Brewers +133 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-WI, FSN-MW, MLB Network
The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals play a rubber game Thursday afternoon.
The Milwaukee Brewers look for some consistency after losing four of their last six games. The Brewers pitching staff continues to let them down, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in seven of their first eight games. No matter how good the offense is, the Brewers make it tough to win when the pitching staff is stinking up the joint. Speaking of offense, Adam Lind leads the Brewers with 10 hits and five RBI, while Carlos Gomez and Aramis Ramirez have combined for eight RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have lost seven of their last 10 road games dating back to last season. Mike Fiers gets the ball, and he’s 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Fiers is 2-1 with a 1.30 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look to get things rolling after winning three of their last four games. The Cardinals offense has shown the most promise, as they’ve produced four or more runs in five straight games. The Cards have won 10 of their last 13 when scoring four or more runs dating back to last season. Matt Carpenter and Jhonny Peralta have combined for 20 hits, while Matt Holliday has four RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals pitching staff has allowed three or less runs in four of their seven games. John Lackey takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 6.00 ERA and one strikeout this season. Lackey is 2-1 with a 5.14 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Brewers are 11-27 in their last 38 overall and 0-4 in Fiers' last 4 starts. The Cardinals are 20-7 in their last 27 games as a home favorite and 2-5 in Lackeys last 7 starts. The Brewers are 22-45 in the last 67 meetings.
I expect Lackey to be more comfortable this time around, especially now that he's at home. I also don't trust the Brewers rotation at all. Give me the home team.