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MLB Odds: Brewers, Cardinals Tangle in Wide-Open NL Central

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Brewers Look to Hold Slim Lead Over Cardinals

The National League Central division wasn’t supposed to be in play this year. But with the Chicago Cubs experiencing a World Series hangover, it’s the Milwaukee Brewers who sit atop the Central standings at 33-31, 8.53 betting units in the black. The Brew Crew visit the St. Louis Cardinals (29-32, –8.17 units) this Thursday in the finale of a four-game series, beginning at 7:15 PM ET.

Oddsmakers have the Cardinals listed as -135-moneyline favorites. The total is sitting at 9.5.

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Tuesday’s double-header could mess up the pitching rotations, but in theory, it will be Junior Guerra (5.36 FIP) taking the mound for Milwaukee, and Michael Wacha (3.98 FIP) responding for St. Louis. Guerra has been very fortunate this year, posting a .219 BABIP with 91.6% of base runners left stranded, but the Brewers are still just 1-4 in his five starts for a loss of 2.31 units. The Cards are 4-7 in Wacha’s 11 starts, down 4.52 units after some shaky bullpen support early in the year and some uncharacteristically poor pitching from Wacha of late.

St. Louis also has to be concerned about catcher Yadier Molina (.694 OPS). He’s missed the past three games with a stiff lower back, although Monday’s off-day might be enough to get Molina ready for this series.

MLB Betting Trends

Recent Form
Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Milwaukee 35-32 $903.00 8-9 27-23 12-9 22-23 38-26-3 0.23
St. Louis 30-34 -$726.00 7-8 23-26 22-19 8-14 34-28-2 -0.19

Pitchers Last 3 Starts

Zach Davies (7-3) ERA: 4.74
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jun 9, 2017 ARI W 8-6 O 5 $133.00
Jun 4, 2017 LA W 3-0 U 6 $128.00
May 30, 2017 NYM L 4-5 P 5 -$100.00
M Wacha (3-3) ERA: 4.50
event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jun 9, 2017 PHI W 3-2 U 6 $57.00
Jun 4, 2017 CHC L 6-7 O 4.1 -$100.00
May 30, 2017 LA L 4-9 O 3 -$100.00
Bullpen
Milwaukee’s relievers have pitched 10.2 innings in the last 3 games.
St. Louis’s relievers have pitched 12.2 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Milwaukee Brewers – Zach Davies
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
May 1, 2017 7-5 MIL 5 7 2 2 2 3 No Decision
Apr 20, 2017 7-5 MIL 5.1 8 4 4 2 5 Win
Sep 11, 2016 2-1 MIL 7.1 5 1 1 1 7 No Decision
Aug 29, 2016 6-5 STL 6.1 7 3 3 0 9 No Decision
Jun 1, 2016 3-1 MIL 8 3 0 0 0 9 Win
St. Louis Cardinals – M Wacha
Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
May 1, 2017 7-5 MIL 6 7 4 4 1 5 No Decision
Jul 8, 2016 4-3 MIL 6.2 5 3 3 2 8 No Decision
Jul 3, 2016 9-8 STL 5 9 2 2 1 6 Win
Apr 11, 2016 10-1 STL 6 4 0 0 1 7 Win
Sep 24, 2015 7-3 STL 5 6 3 3 3 1 Win

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.90 8 4.33 9
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.45 14 3.74 3
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.14 26 4.67 17
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 4.03 26 4.19 7
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