St. Louis is MLB Betting Favorite Against Milwaukee for Tuesday’s Game

Posted by Henry Watkins on Monday,June 12, 2017 2:54, EDT in

When talking about surprise teams in major league baseball, you tend to sort them into two very distinct categories. On one side, you have the surprise teams who are excelling beyond all expectation, while on the other, you have teams who are just not as good as we expected them to be. This week’s gets stated with a series that features a surprise team from either side of the equations. The Milwaukee Brewers have been in a rebuilding phase for a few years now, and while they have acquired some good young talent during that time, the feeling as that they were still a year or two away from competing. This is a team that now appear to be well ahead of schedule. It’s fair to say that the Brewers have taken advantage of less than stellar starts to the season from the Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals, and it is the latter of the two that they will be facing to get this week of baseball action underway. With that in mind, here’s a closer look at the predicted MLB lines for this matchup on Tuesday night.

Milwaukee at St. Louis MLB Betting Analysis & Game Info

When: Tuesday, June 13 at 2:15 PM EST
Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis
Starting Pitchers: Jimmy Nelson Vs Lance Lynn
TV: MLBN (out-of-market only), FSWI, FS-
Radio: Milwaukee / St. Louis
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Milwaukee Brewers?

As good as this season has been for the Milwaukee Brewers (33-31), it’s one that has to be put in perspective. Their win percentage is the lowest of all the division leaders in baseball, and if they were to surrender the lead, they might not even be in a Wild Card spot. This is not a time to be negative, though, as this team is performing a whole lot better than anyone expected, and it’s now going to be interesting to see what they do once the trade deadline rolls around. Do they bring in some veteran talent to support their young guys, or do they continue to go with what they have? How they perform against their division rivals may help influence that decision. Jimmy Nelson (4-3, 3.45 ERA) will get the start.

St. Louis is MLB Betting Favorite Against Milwaukee for Tuesday's Game

Why Bet on the St. Louis Cardinals?

There are a couple of things that jump out when you are trying to find what it is that ails the St. Louis Cardinals (29-32). The first thing that you see is that they are not particularly effective on the road. They are just 12-17 away from home, which includes a 7-game losing streak on their last road trip. They are also a team that are struggling to get runs home, and they are now 26 th overall in runs scored. On the positive side of things, they do have one of the most effective pitching staffs in baseball through this point in the season, so perhaps all is not lost. Lance Lynn (4-3, 2.88 ERA) will start for the Cardinals.

Milwaukee at St. Louis MLB Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis ended last week on a positive note, sweeping the Phillies to get themselves within 2 games of the Brewers in the division race. I think they carry that momentum over and pick up the win on Tuesday afternoon, albeit in a close one.

Milwaukee Brewers 3 St. Louis Cardinals 4