Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals odds, picks and best bets
The Milwaukee Brewers (79-69) and NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals (83-65) finish their series at Busch Stadium Sunday at 2:15 p.m. ET.
Saturday: The Brewers prevailed 5-2 over the Cardinals as they avenged a 10-0 rout Friday night. This kept Milwaukee within shouting distance of the division title and are right next to Chicago for the NL’s second wild card.
Brewers at Cardinals: Projected Starting Pitchers
RHP Chase Anderson vs. RHP Michael Wacha
Anderson is 6-4 with a 4.57 ERA and a 112/45 K-BB ratio in 29 games, and that includes 24 starts. Last outing: Allowed two runs on three hits and a couple walks with two K’s in four innings of a no-decision, a 4-3 home win vs. the Marlins Sunday. Seasonvs. Cardinals: This is the first start against St. Louis for Chase Anderson
Wacha is 6-7 with a 4.57 ERA and a 1.552 WHIP in 21 starts. Last outing: Pitched two-run ball for four innings, scattering five hits and a walk with three strikeouts in a 2-1 loss at the Colorado Rockies. Misc.: Wacha has yielded two earned runs or less in six consecutive. Seasonvs. Brewers: Wacha is 1-0 in three starts while allowing just five earned runs in 16 innings pitched. Wacha over the past couple months rarely goes more than five innings.
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Brewers at Cardinals: By the Numbers
- The Brewers are 11-13 in Anderson‘s starts. The Cardinals are 12-14 in Wacha’s starts.
- The Cardinals lead the season series 9-8, including a 5-2 advantage at home.
- The O/U is 7-9-1 in the 17 head-to-head meetings this season.
- Brewers have faced Wacha a few times with Yasmani Grandal being one of the only batters to homer off of him.
- The Cardinals have Paul Goldschmidt, who has hit Anderson hard with little results.
- St. Louis C Yadier Molina is 6-for-19 against Anderson and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Brewers at Cardinals: Key Injuries
Brewers: RF Christian Yelich is out for the season after breaking his kneecap Tuesday.
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Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals: Odds, Picks, and Betting Tips
Odds via BetMGM ; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Sept. 15 at 3:30 a.m. ET.
Moneyline: Bet the home team with a small wager. The Cardinals’ -143 is closer to the expected – even with their 46-27 home record. A $10 wager on the Cardinals would return a $6.99 profit should they win.
Run line: The Cardinals’ -1.5, +135 is the play. A $10 wager here would return $13.50 in profit if the Cardinals win by 2 runs or more.
Both teams are solid vs. the RL: Milwaukee ( +1.5, -167) is 72-75 overall and 39-34 on the road; St. Louis is 79-68 overall and 39-34 at home. Plus, 14 of the 17 head-to-head meetings have been settled by one run.
Over/under: Vegas projects for a lower-scoring game, but neither one of these pitchers expects to go more than four or five innings making the OVER 8.5 ( -125) the STRONGEST PLAY.
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