St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (35-42) at St. Louis Cardinals (40-38)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
J Nelson (5-6) (3.60) vs. A Wainwright (6-5) (4.86)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -174 / Milwaukee Brewers +164 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals look to build on on their 7-1 victory at home against the Milwaukee Brewers last night as the teams face off again on Saturday at Busch Stadium.
The Brewers took one on the chin last night as they were wall papered by the Cardinals on the road as their miserable season continued and now they have to face off against the confident red birds once again on Saturday with Jimmy Nelson taking to the mound to face off against Adam Wainwright. Milwaukee is nine games under the .500 mark and are 4-6 in their last 10 outings and things don’t appear to be any better heading into Saturday’s outing against a Cards side that is starting to find their groove as they look to get back in the NL Central race heading into the all-star break.
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The Cardinals are 41-38 on the season and while they are still light years behind the Cubs they are chipping away at a wild card spot and will certainly be a tough team to take down as the season moves along as they have a winning pedigree and a lot of guys on their team with some hard ware. St. Louis has a number of weapons at the dish and a pretty solid rotation led by Wainwright and Carlos Martinez and with the trade deadline not too far off in the distance we can expect to see a number of new faces in the St. Louis lineup as they make a push to contend with the big dogs of the National League.
Milwaukee is 1-5 in their last six road games, 4-0 in Nelson’s last four Saturday starts, and 3-7 in their last 10 against a righty while the Cardinals are 9-0 in their last nine against the NL Central, 1-7 in their last eight home games, and 21-5 in their last 26 Wainwright starts during game two of a series. Milwaukee got hammered last night and I expect that to continue again here as Waino should give St. Louis a nice cushion to work with.