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Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (52-54) at Milwaukee Brewers (56-52)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)

M Wacha (8-4) (3.71) vs. M Garza (4-5) (3.83)

The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +111 / St. Louis Cardinals -121 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI, FSMW

Up at Miller Park on Thursday, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers will be finishing up their MLB series. 

The Brewers took Game one Tuesday 3-2, then on Wednesday the Cardinals eked out a 6-4 win to even it up. 

Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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For the Thursday game, the Cardinals will be bringing out RHP Michael Wacha. In his 106.2 innings and 8-4 record this year, Wacha has a 3.71 ERA with 105 Ks and 33 BBs. 

St. Louis has some notable hitters this year. Coming into Wednesday, Yadier Molina led the way on 92 hits, 36 runs, 10 homes and 45 RBI while Jed Gyorko had 91 hits, 39 runs, 14 homers and 52 RBI. Molina homered with three hits, two runs and two RBI on Wednesday; Gyorko had a hit and a run. 

Over on the Brewers’ side, they’re going with RHP Matt Garza on Thursday. In his 82.1 innings and 4-5 record this year, Garza has a 3.83 ERA with 56 Ks and 25 BBs. 

Milwaukee has some key bats as well. Travis Shaw came into Wednesday with 105 hits, 60 runs, 24 homers and 74 RBI, while Domingo Santana had 102 hits, 60 runs, 18 homers and 58 RBI. In Wednesday’s game, Shaw and Santana combined to go 0-for-6. 

The Cardinals are 2-5 in their last seven Thursday games and 1-4 in their last five during game three of a series. St. Louis is also 9-3 in Wacha’s last 12 Thursday starts and 2-5 in Wacha’s last seven starts with five days’ rest. 

Meanwhile, the Brewers are 0-5 in their last five during game three of a series and the under is 6-1 in Atlanta’s last seven during game three or a series. The over is 5-2 in the Brewers’ last seven Thursday games and Milwaukee is 11-5 in their last 16 home games. 

Although he gave up five earned on six hits in 6.0 innings at Wrigley, Wacha posted zero earned on three hits in 6.0 innings his last time out. Other than that, he’s been very solid lately. I like Wacha to keep it going here, and even though this is probably a game to stay away from I’ll take St. Louis for the win.

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