St. Louis Cardinals (79-69) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (91-58)
September 20, 2021 7:40 pm EDT
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers -227 / St. Louis Cardinals +165; Over/Under: +8
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers meet Monday in MLB action at Miller Park. The Cardinals look to build on their eight-game winning streak. The Brewers need a win after splitting their last six games.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Cardinals have won seven straight games when scoring four or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 161 hits and 87 RBI while Tommy Edman and Nolan Arenado have combined for 298 hits and 148 RBI. Jake Woodford gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.30 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Woodford is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
The Milwaukee Brewers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Brewers have won eight of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Avisail Garcia leads the Brewers with 116 hits and 82 RBI while Luis Urias and Kolten Wong have combined for 227 hits and 117 RBI. Freddy Peralta gets the ball, and he is 9-4 with a 2.57 ERA and 181 strikeouts this season. Peralta is 2-2 with a 5.91 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 14-5 in their last 19 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 games as an underdog. The Brewers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games and 47-21 in their last 68 games as a favorite. The over is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 overall. The over is 6-1 in Brewers last 7 home games. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Brewers are going to be favored for obvious reasons, but we’re getting big plus money with a Cardinals team that’s a little more desperate for a victory. And while Peralta has been great this season, Woodford has had a strong month, allowing nine hits and three runs in his last 13.1 innings. The Cards have also played some of their best ball lately on the road. There’s value with the Cardinals.