Brewers vs. Cardinals - 5/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (26-25) at Milwaukee Brewers (23-27)
MLB Baseball: Monday, May 30, 2016 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
C Martinez (4-5) (4.25) vs. Junior Guerra (3-0) (3.30)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +118 / St. Louis Cardinals -128 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers begin a three-game series Monday afternoon.
The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Cardinals have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 4.18 and have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 62 hits, Aledmys Diaz has 25 RBI and Matt Carpenter has nine home runs. Carlos Martinez gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.25 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 1-1 with a 1.34 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
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The Milwaukee Brewers look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Brewers have scored 20 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in four straight games. The Milwaukee Brewers offense is heating up lately, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Jonathan Villar leads Milwaukee with 54 hits, Ryan Braun has 30 RBI and Chris Carter has 13 home runs. Junior Guerra takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 3.30 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. This will be Guerra’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 11-4 in their last 15 Monday games and 0-5 in Martinezs last 5 starts. The Brewers are 7-15 in their last 22 during game 1 of a series and 5-0 in Guerras last 5 starts. The Cardinals are 41-20 in the last 61 meetings in Milwaukee and 42-19 in the last 61 meetings overall.
The St. Louis Cardinals are due for a breakout performance, and I usually back Martinez whenever I can. He's one of the top young pitchers in the game. I'm going to side with the Cards on the road for the cheap price.