Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Free MLB Odds Pick
There are a number of teams that have come flying out of the gate to start the 2015 MLB season, but before fans start getting carried away, they need to remember that the season is a marathon and not a sprint. This is something you will not have to tell the fans of the Milwaukee Brewers, as they are sure to still be having nightmares about the collapse their team experienced to end last season. They are in the midst of a 3-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals, which will conclude on Thursday afternoon on the road. Here’s an MLB betting preview for the game.
A Look at the Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Free MLB Odds Pick & Game Info
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Venue: Busch Stadium
Opening Line: St Louis -143
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) April 13, 2015
The Brewers have come out of the gate this season looking as though they are still sporting a bit of a hangover from the events of last year. They started out by getting swept by the Colorado Rockies, which they then followed up by losing 2 of 3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates. What makes that 1-5 start all the more troubling is that all of the games were played at home. Fans will be hoping that they play this season in reverse to what happened last year, and that they can pick up the pace and go on a late run when it really matters. Mike Fiers (0-1) will get the start for the Brewers on Thursday, and will be hoping to do better than he did in his previous outing against the Pirates. While Fiers did manage to strike out 8 batters in his 5 innings, he also gave up 5 runs and took the loss, with the Pirates winning 6-2.
The Cardinals are strong favorites to repeat as NL Central champs this season, but at 3-3, they are off to a bit of a wobbly start. On the bright side of things, they have been getting some solid outings from their starting rotation, who have been doing a great job of keeping walks to the bare minimum. In fairness to the Cards, they did have to open their season with a 6-game road trip (they ended up playing 5, with one of the Cubs games postponed), and they might well be pleased that they came home with a winning record. They did lose their home opener to the Brewers on Monday, though, and will be looking to bounce back. Veteran pitcher John Lackey will take to the mound on Thursday, and should do better than his previous start against the Reds, where Joey Votto hit him deep twice.
Key Betting Trends
St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis’s last 10 games
St. Louis is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 12 games at home
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Milwaukee
Milwaukee is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Milwaukee’s last 24 games
Milwaukee is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee’s last 11 games on the road
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
Other than those two bombs against Votto, Lackey was his usual steady self, and I believe he will right the ship on Thursday. I like the Cards to win this one quite comfortably.