Cardinals vs Brewers MLB Week 3 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Cardinals vs Brewers MLB Week 3 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Written by on April 17, 2019

The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers on the road on Wednesday afternoon in yet another important battle in the deep NL Central Division. The Brew Crew dominated the Cards 8-4 on Tuesday night. Will St. Louis take away the sting with a win on Wednesday? Check out MLB betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Cardinals-Brewers!

Cardinals vs Brewers MLB Week 3 Odds, Preview, and Pick

  • When: Wednesday, April 17 at 1:40pm ET
  • Where: Miller Park, Milwaukee, WI
  • TV: MLBN
  • Radio: Cardinals / Brewers
  • Live Stream: MLB.tv
  • Moneyline Odds: Brewers -134
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 9

Why St. Louis Cardinals are a good bet at +124

Cardinals’ starting pitcher Michael Wacha had a horrible outing in his last. He only threw for 3.2 innings, allowed 7 earned runs off 8 hits, and left the game thinking he had blown it. But, the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 11-7.

Wacha actually threw better in St. Louis’ two losses, 4-5 to Milwaukee and 4-6 to San Diego. Versus the Brewers, Wacha allowed 1 earned run off 4 hits in 6 innings. He had the Cardinals in a position to win and could do so again on April 17.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 5.31
  • BA: .239
  • OPS: .780
  • HR: 27
  • SB: 9
Defense:
  • ERA: 4.31
  • WHIP: 1.47
  • KS: 137
  • Quality Starts: 5
  • Errors: 8

Why Milwaukee Brewers are a good bet at -134

Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes hasn’t thrown particularly well yet. His ERA is 10.05 while his WHIP is 1.88. Burnes does have 21 strikeouts in 14.1 innings, though.

Not only that, but although he gave up 4 earned runs off 6 hits in 5 inning against the Cardinals on March 31, St. Louis beat Milwaukee 5-4. If Burnes just throws okay for a few innings, 5 at least, the Brewers’ bullpen could bail him out if he gets Milwaukee into any trouble.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 5.18
  • BA: .261
  • OPS: .813
  • HR: 31
  • SB: 7
Defense:
  • ERA: 5.38
  • WHIP: 1.36
  • KS: 157
  • Quality Starts: 3
  • Errors: 5

MLB Baseball Betting Trends for St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers

  • Cardinals are 1-4 in Wacha’s last 5 starts
  • Cardinals are 2-8 in Wacha’s last 10 starts on the road
  • Home team is 4-1 in Umpire Lentz’s last 5 starts behind home plate versus Milwaukee
  • Brewers are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series
  • Brewers are 8-2 in their last 10 home games versus a team with a losing road record
  • Cardinals are 6-2 in Wacha’s last 8 starts versus the NL Central

Cardinals vs Brewers Final MLB Betting Analysis

Most of the scorching trends point to the Milwaukee Brewers getting it done, but Milwaukee’s had to bailout starter Corbin Burnes a couple of times already this season. More importantly, the one trend that should give St. Louis backers hope might be the most important trend available.

Michael Wacha steps it up versus NL Central opponents. He melted down against the Dodgers. A lot of teams have this season. But in his last versus Milwaukee, he threw well. If Wacha provides that type of performance on Wednesday afternoon, he could key a St. Louis win at decent odds.

MLB Free Pick: Cardinals +124