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Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Analysis
The Brewers visit the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 for the second of a two-game series.
Despite posting a 37-39 record away from American Family Field, Milwaukee is in second place in the National League Central with an overall record of 76-66, which trails the first placed St. Louis Cardinals by seven games. The Cardinals are currently leading the Central division with 83-59 and a home record of 47-25.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Prediction
After defeating the Cardinals on Tuesday, the Brewers are now seven games behind St. Louis for first place in the NL Central standings. If they are unable to catch the Cardinals by the end of the season, Milwaukee is still in the playoff hunt as they are currently two games back from the Padres for the third NL Wild Card berth. Milwaukee most recently went 2-1 SU in a three-game series with Cincinnati and have won six of their last 10 games. The offense has been solid for the Brewers this season with a batting average of .234 (22nd), on base percentage of .315 (16th), slugging percentage of .411 (9th) and have scored 644 total runs (10th). Milwaukee’s bullpen has been inconsistent for the most part of this season with a WHIP of 1.23 (11th) and team ERA of 3.93 (15th). The right-hander Corbin Burnes (10-6, 2.93 ERA) is expected to start for the Brewers on Wednesday.
St. Louis is currently atop the NL Central standings with a seven-game lead over the second place Brewers. The Cardinals most recently won two of three games against the Pirates and have won seven of their last 10 games. St. Louis has been playing great baseball since returning from the All-Star break with a 33-15 SU record. The offense ranks as one of the best in the league this season with a batting average of .257 (7th), on base percentage of .329 (3rd), slugging percentage of .430 (3rd) and have scored 695 total runs (4th). Their bullpen has not been quite as impressive but still solid with a WHIP of 1.27 (15th) and team ERA of 3.85 (10th). Right-handed pitcher Adam Wainwright is scheduled to start for St. Louis on Wednesday.
I like the Brewers to take game-two of this series with Corbin Burnes taking the mound. Burnes has pitched three times against the Cardinals this season and has given up just one run in 21.0 innings of work. For St. Louis, Wainwright went 9.0 innings and allowed just three hits and one run in his recent outing against the Cardinals (Aug. 13th), but struggled in his other three starts, allowing a combined 25 hits and 11 runs in just 13.3 innings of work. Backing Milwaukee here as I expect Burnes to have another productive outing against the Cardinals.
Score Prediction: Brewers 4, Cardinals 3
Best Bet: Brewers ML (-125)
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Resources
- Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
- Matchup: NL Central
- Venue: Busch Stadium
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Time-TV: 7:45 p.m. ET – FS1
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Current Form
Milwaukee continues to thrive, winning four out of their last five games against the Giants and the Reds. Milwaukee allowed only one run on Saturday in the second of three contests against the Reds.
Game first with the Cincinnati Reds was Milwaukee’s worst in the last five. They allowed a total of eight runs. The Cardinals and the Washington Nationals split their series on Thursday, but grabbed two of three games last Sunday against the Pirates. The Cardinals were the weakest on Monday, when they failed at completing even one single run in the first game of a four-contest series against the Nationals.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Pitching Matchup
Milwaukee: Corbin Burnes (10-6, 2.93 ERA)
The Brewers’ right-hander Corbin Burnes owns a 10-6 record and 2.93 ERA in his 28th start of the season. Burnes also posted a 0.98 WHIP, while striking out 214 and walking 46 batters in 172 innings this season. The Brewers edged the San Francisco Giants, 2-1 on September 8, 2022 behind Burnes’s eight strong innings of work. The 27-year-old yielded one run on three hits, while striking out 14. Burnes owns a 4-3 road record this season in 13 starts away from American Family Field. In those away outings, he has posted a 2.73 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, 25 walks, and 85 strikeouts in 79 innings of work.
St. Louis: Adam Wainwright (10-9, 3.33 ERA)
Adam Wainwright takes the mound in the series final as he makes his 28th start of the season for the Cardinals in this contest. He comes in 10-9 with a 3.33 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, 45 walks and 134 strikeouts over 173 innings of work on the year. In Adam Wainwright’s last start, the Cardinals were no match for the Washington Nationals, losing 6-11 on September 8, 2022. The 41-year-old earned no decision in this game, having tossed five innings and yielded four runs on nine hits, while striking out two. Pitching at home this season, Wainwright is 6-3 with a 2.65 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, 22 walks and 83 strikeouts over 102 innings in 16 starts.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Series History
The Cardinals notched a 11-8 mark in this series during the 2021 campaign. In the current season, the series is split with both teams winning eight wins out of 16 games.