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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Picks, Predictions, Odds

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Analysis

The Milwaukee Brewers host the St. Louis Cardinals in the second contest of a four-game set at American Family Field on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.

The Cardinals are currently in second place in the National League Central standings with a 38-31 record. Away from Busch Stadium, St. Louis owns a 17-18 mark. St. Louis sits one game behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the top spot in the division. The Brewers are in first place in the National League Central with a record of 39-30, highlighted by a sturdy 16-12 record at home.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Prediction

The St. Louis Cardinals are currently tied with the Brewers for first place of the NL Central standings. The Cardinals most recently went 1-2 SU against the Red Sox and have won six of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have been good on offense all season, ranking in the top 10 in batting average (.255), on base percentage (.324), and runs per game (4.86). The first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has been their best hitter this season with a batting average of .344 (86-250), 16 home runs, and 58 RBIs.   

The Milwaukee Brewers managed to tie things up with the Cardinals after sweeping the Reds in their most recent series. Milwaukee played great against Cincinnati, scoring 18 runs throughout while giving up 10. The Brewers have now won five of their last seven games after losing eight straight, three of which they went scoreless in. Milwaukee has been a bit stagnant over their last 20 games or so on offense and rank in the bottom half of the league in both batting average (.233) and on base percentage (.309). Left fielder Christian Yelich is still searching for some sort of groove this season with a batting average of .238 (59-248), seven home runs, and 23 RBIs.  

Prior to the results of Monday night’s game, these teams have met eight times this season and have each won four games. Right-handed pitcher Jack Flaherty is expected to start for the Cardinals and made his first appearance this season on June 15th against the Pirates. He did not pitch very well, allowing three hits and four runs in 3.0 innings. I expect him to have a similar outing in this one as the Brewers have a much better offense than the Pirates. Backing the Brewers moneyline here in game two.   

Score Prediction: Brewers 4, Cardinals 3
Best Bet: Brewers ML

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Odds

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Betting Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2022
  • Matchup: NL Central vs. NL Central
  • Venue: American Family Field
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Time-TV: 8:10 p.m. ET – FS1

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Current Form

The Cardinals grabbed three of four games last Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but were tripped up by the Red Sox last Sunday. St. Louis allowed only one run on Tuesday in the second of four contests against the Pirates.

Scoring 11 runs against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday’s second game in the series was their best performance in their last seven games. The Brewers lost against the Mets last Thursday 2-1, but climbed back up by winning against the Reds last Sunday. Against the New York Mets, Milwaukee couldn’t manage a single run in the first game of the series on Tuesday. Scoring 10 runs against the New York Mets on Wednesday’s second game in the series was their best performance in their last six games.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Pitching Matchup

St. Louis: Jack Flaherty (0-0, 6.00 ERA)

St. Louis’s right-hander Jack Flaherty takes the mound for his first start of the season. Flaherty looks to improve on a 0-0 record and 6.00 ERA in three innings, while striking out three, walking two batters, and posting a 1.67 WHIP. The 26-year old right-hander didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, when the Cardinals lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 15, 2022 at home. Flaherty tossed three innings in the 4-6 defeat by Pittsburgh Pirates, while giving up four runs on three hits with three strikeouts and two walks. This is the first start of the season on the road for Flaherty.

Milwaukee: Chi Chi González (0-0, 7.71 ERA)

Chi Chi González will make his second start of the season for Milwaukee, who’s hoping to find some traction after posting a 0-0 record and 7.71 ERA thus far, while tallying a 1.71 WHIP, walks, and four strikeouts across seven innings of action. The 30-year old right-hander didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, when the Brewers lost to the Tampa Bay Rays on June 11, 2022 at home. González tossed four innings in the 6-5 defeat by the Tampa Bay Rays, while giving up three runs on eight hits with three strikeouts. González owns a 0-0 home record this season in one starts at the American Family Field. In those outings, he has posted a 6.75 ERA, a 2.00 WHIP, and three strikeouts in four innings of work.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Series History

In the 19 encounters between this pair during the 2021 campaign, the Cardinals posted a winning 11-8 mark. Milwaukee has captured five of nine meetings with St. Louis this season.

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