Brewers vs. Cardinals - 9/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (89-54) at Milwaukee Brewers (62-81)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
J Garcia (8-5) (2.33) vs. W Peralta (5-8) (4.14)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +135 / St. Louis Cardinals -145 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers play game two Wednesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have lost seven of their last eight when scoring three or less runs. Jason Heyward leads St. Louis with 146 hits and 55 RBI while Jhonny Peralta and Kolten Wong have combined for 117 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have split their last eight road games. Jaime Garcia gets the nod, and he’s 8-5 with a 2.33 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. Garcia is 7-4 with a 2.86 ERA and 71 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Brewers have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Brewers have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Ryan Braun leads Milwaukee with 144 hits and 84 RBI while Jean Segura and Adam Lind have combined for 124 RBI. The Milwaukee Brewers have won five of their last seven home games. Wily Peralta takes the hill, and he’s 5-8 with a 4.14 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. Peralta is 4-7 with a 4.38 ERA and 47 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 12-5 in their last 17 during game 2 of a series and 7-1 in Garcias last 8 starts. The Brewers are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in Peraltas last 6 starts. The Cardinals are 4-1 in Garcias last 5 road starts vs. Brewers and the Brewers are 1-4 in Peraltas last 5 starts vs. Cardinals.
The Cards have been really tough to beat lately with Garcia on the hill, as they've won seven of his last eight starts. Add in the fact the Brewers are back to stinking up the joint, St. Louis and the reasonable chalk is the play here.