Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Game 1 - 9/16/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Game 1 - 9/16/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals (21-21) at Milwaukee Brewers (21-25)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 5:10 pm (Miller Park)

Adam Wainwright (4-1) (2.91) vs. Brandon Woodruff (2-3) (3.40)

The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -143 / St. Louis Cardinals +132 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers meet Wednesday in MLB action from Miller Park. 

This will be the first game of a Wednesday doubleheader and the fourth installment of a five-game set between these teams this week. Both teams got a one-run win in the Monday doubleheader opener. On Tuesday, the Brewers took the series lead in dominant fashion, posting 17 runs in the first five innings on the way to an 18-3 victory. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place. 

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The Cardinals couldn’t do much of anything right in the Tuesday loss, posting just three runs on seven hits. Tommy Edman was the only St. Louis hitter with more than one knock however, going 2-for-4 with a run. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty went 3.0 innings with nine earned on eight hits.  

For the Wednesday game one starting pitcher, the Cardinals are going with Adam Wainwright. In seven starts this season, Wainwright is 4-1 with 35 strikeouts in 46.1 innings pitched. In his MLB career, Wainwright is 166-96 with a 3.38 ERA and 1811 Ks in 2150.0 innings of work.  

Over on the Brewers’ side, Tuesday starter Brett Anderson went 6.0 innings with five hits and two earned runs in the victory. He’s 3-3 on the season. Christian Yelich added a solo homer among his three hits, and also plated three runs. 

In the game one starting pitcher slot, the Brewers are sending out Brandon Woodruff. In his 10 starts this year, Woodruff is 2-3 with a 3.40 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 53.0 innings of work. Over his MLB career, Woodruff is 18-9 with a 3.77 ERA and 289 Ks in 260.0 innings total. 

The Cardinals are 10-1 in their last 11 during game four of a series and 7-3 in their last 10 opening games of a doubleheader. St. Louis is 2-5 in their last seven games on grass and 2-5 in the last seven games versus the National League Central. 

Meanwhile, the Brewers are 7-1 in their last eight during game four of a series and 18-6 in their last 24 Wednesday games. Milwaukee is 2-5 in their last seven games after a win and 1-4 in their last five opening games of doubleheaders. 

Pick: I’m going to stick with the Cardinals here. Wainwright was pretty solid as usual in his last start, going six innings with two walks and four strikeouts and eight hits on Friday against Cincinnati. Wainwright still took a loss there; his first of the 2020 season. St. Louis should get another good start here and if the offense comes through with a decent effort they’ll have plenty of opportunities to take this game.  

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