With talk of division and Wild Card races beginning to really heat up, it’s easy to forget the teams who have no shot at getting in. That is something that the contenders will do at their own peril, as these lesser teams can still have a major say in defining all the MLB betting odds. That is something that the St. Louis Cardinals are going to have to think about when they face the Milwaukee Brewers on the road on Saturday as part of a 3-game series.
St. Louis at Milwaukee Saturday Baseball Odds Preview & Game InfoDate/Time: Saturday, August 8th, 7:10 PMVenue: Miller Park, Milwaukee, WITV: FS1Radio: WTMJ 620Opening Line: St. Louis -127The Cardinals (69-39) have the best record in baseball, and are therefore the team that everyone wants to beat. It doesn’t matter who they play, their opponents always come in with mindset that they want to knock the top team off their perch. That the Cardinals have been able to continue winning with that, and a whole slew of injuries to contend with, is a testament to just how good this team really is. They have a 6 game lead atop the NL Central that really doesn’t look to be in any danger, as they have gone the whole season to this point without really having to deal with a losing streak of any great length. They are 6-4 in their last 10 games, and that pace the rest of the way should land them the division crown. Jaime Garcia (3-4, 1.98 ERA) has been solid in the majority of his starts, and he will be on the mound on Saturday.When your team has been out of the running for as long as the Milwaukee Brewers (47-63) have, all you can hope for is that they are making moves that will serve them well in the future. That is exactly what the Brewers brass did at the trade deadline, as they swung a number of deals that brought over a number of very hot young prospects. These moves seemed to give the team a little bit of a shake, as they have broken out of a losing streak to take 3 in a row from the San Diego Padres. Of particular note is that win streak is the style in which they have been taking the W, scoring a total of 22 runs whilst only giving up 7. Wily Peralta (2-6, 4.55 ERA) is going to have to try and forget about the beating he took in his last outing when he gets the start on Saturday.
Key Betting Trends
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis’s last 13 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee’s last 12 games when playing St. Louis