Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/30/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (66-65) at Milwaukee Brewers (68-64)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 2:10 pm (Miller Park)
C Martinez (10-9) (3.48) vs. C Anderson (7-3) (2.87)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +110 / St. Louis Cardinals -120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers meet in the finale of a mini two-game set from Miller Park on Wednesday.
The St. Louis Cardinals will look to sweep the series after winning the opener by a final score of 10-2 on Tuesday. Luke Voit led the team, going 2 for 5 with a team-high four RBIs. Paul DeJong went 2 for 5 with three RBIs, while Matt Carpenter went 1 for 4 with a homer and a pair of runs driven in. Tommy Pham and Carson Kelly each went 2 for 4 with a double, while Dexter Fowler and starting pitcher Luke Weaver each added a base hit in the win. Speaking of Weaver, he got the win to improve to 3-1 this season, giving up both runs on eight hits while striking out ten over just 5.2 innings of work. Carlos Martinez will start the finale and is 10-9 with a 3.48 ERA and 175 strikeouts this season. In his career, Martinez is 5-3 with a 1.99 ERA and 84 strikeouts against Milwaukee.
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The Milwaukee Brewers will try to bounce back after being humiliated at home in game one on Tuesday. Eric Thames belted a solo homer while Keon Broxton drove in the Brewers other run in the losing effort. Jonathan Villar and Domingo Santana each logged a pair of base hits while Ryan Braun, Stephen Vogt and Orlando Arcia all chipped in base hits in the loss for the Brew Crew. Matt Garza took the loss to fall to 6-8 this season, giving up six runs, three earned on four hits while walking five and striking out a pair over just 3.1 innings of work. Chase Anderson will start game two and is 7-3 with a 2.87 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. In his career, Anderson is 0-2 with a 2.70 ERA and 31 strikeouts against St. Louis.
St. Louis is 10-21 in their last 31 division matchups and 5-2 in Martinez’s last 7 starts while the over is 6-1 in their last 7 road games against a right-handed starter. Milwaukee is 4-1 in Anderson’s last 5 home starts and 4-1 in their last 5 division matchups while the under is 4-0 in Anderson’s last 4 starts overall. St. Louis is 5-2 in Martinez’s last 5 starts against Milwaukee while Milwaukee is 1-4 in Anderson’s last 5 starts against St. Louis.
As tempting as the plus money is with the home dog in Milwaukee, the fact of the matter is that the Brewers haven’t had much success with Anderson going against St. Louis while it’s been the opposite for Martinez against Milwaukee. Both of these teams need this win badly, but given what we saw on Tuesday, I’ll take the Cardinals to keep the offensive momentum going against Anderson, who hasn’t gone deep into his first two games since coming off of the DL.