St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 9/13/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:15 PM (Busch Stadium )

St. Louis Cardinals -145 / Milwaukee Brewers +125 O/U: 8.5

TV: FSMW, FSWI

The Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals will kick off their weekend MLB series Friday.

Milwaukee is coming out of a series versus the Marlins. After three straight wins 8-3 Monday, 4-3 Tuesday and 7-5 Wednesday, in the Thursday finale the Brewers eked out another win 3-2.

For Friday’s game, the Brewers will go with Adrian Houser in the start. Across his 95.1 innings and 6-5 mark so far, Houser has a 3.59 ERA with 99 Ks and 33 BBs.

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they just finished up against the Rockies. St. Louis fell by 2-1 scores in the first pair of games in that series. In the Thursday finale, the Cards plowed through a 10-3 win to avoid the sweep.

For Friday’s outing, the Cardinals will go with Adam Wainwright. Over 149.1 innings and an 11-9 mark this year, Wainwright has a 4.16 ERA with 134 Ks and 58 BBs.

The Brewers are 1-4 in their last five in game one of a series and 3-7 in Houser’s last 10 starts. Milwaukee is 1-4 in Houser’s last five road starts and 0-4 in his last four in game one of a series.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 5-1 in their last six Friday games and 5-2 in their last seven in game one of a series. St. Louis is 10-2 in Wainwright’s last 12 starts and 48-21 in his last 69 home starts.

Houser has notched some solid pitching numbers over his past six starts, with just one surrendering more than one earned (three, in his last outing versus the Cubs).

As for Wainwright, he’s given up just one earned over his last two games in 14.0 innings. I’m not thrilled about it but I feel like the Cardinals at home are the better play here.

Andrew’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals -145

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.