St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/20/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports

Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 6:45 PM (Busch Stadium )

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The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet up on the MLB diamond to continue their series Tuesday.

In the Monday opener, the Cardinals held the Brewers to just one hit and came away with a 3-0 win.

For Tuesday’s game, the Brewers will send out Gio Gonzalez for the start. Across his 54.1 innings and 2-1 record this year, Gonzalez has a 3.81 ERA with 47 Ks and 20 BBs.

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Milwaukee couldn’t get anything going on Monday with their single hit. Yasmani Grandal had the lone knock, going 1-for-3 on the night.

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they’re sending out Michael Wacha in the start Tuesday. Over 94.1 innings and a 6-6 mark so far, Wacha has a 5.44 ERA with 75 Ks and 44 BBs.

St. Louis had just five hits in the Monday win, but that was plenty. No player had more than one knock, and Dakota Hudson went 6.2 innings with seven Ks.

The Brewers are 4-0 in their last four in game two of a series and 2-10 in their last 12 Tuesday games. Milwaukee is 5-1 in Gonzalez’s last six starts and 4-1 in his last five road starts.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 5-0 in Wacha’s last five Tuesday starts and 10-4 in his last 14 home starts. St. Louis is 16-6 in Wacha’s last 22 starts in game two of a series and the under is 5-0-1 in their last six Tuesday games.

Gonzalez was cruising along pretty well until his most recent start, when he coughed up five earned on five hits and three homers in 3.2 innings versus the Twins.

As for Wacha, he followed up six earned in 3.2 innings in LA with two earned in 5.0 innings in Cincinnati, but lost both games. I’m not ready to trust Wacha right now (even though the Cards have been playing well at home behind him) so I’m pretty firmly on the Brewers here.

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Andrew’s Pick Milwaukee Brewers +105

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