Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 5-17-2023 MLB Picks

Chris RuffoloMay 17, 2023
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals meet in an NL Central division matchup in MLB action from Busch Stadium on Wednesday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Milwaukee is a -115 road favorite while St. Louis is a -105 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 8 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Corbin Burnes will start for the Brewers here and is 4-2 with a 3.35 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Matthew Liberatore will get the start for St. Louis and is making his season debut after going 2-2 with a 5.97 ERA and 28 strikeouts last season.

Matchup History

Milwaukee’s 3-2 win on Tuesday made it five straight meetings without back-to-back winners in this head-to-head matchup.


Milwaukee is 5-2 in their last 7 division games and 2-6 in their last 8 road games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 game three matchups. St. Louis is 2-6 in their last 8 home games and 2-7 in their last 9 games following a loss while the over is 4-1-1 in their last 6 division matchups.


I’m backing the Brewers here. Do I love backing the Brewers? No, as St. Louis has started to figure things out a bit, but Milwaukee managed to take the momentum on Tuesday and now have a distinct pitching edge here in my opinion in Burnes over Liberatore and I just think the Brew Crew find a way to take the finale here. Give me Milwaukee.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Milwaukee -115
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