Milwaukee Brewers vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 20 (6/20): MLB

Milwaukee Brewers vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 20 (6/20): MLB

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Odds

Time 8:10 p.m. EST
Cardinals money line +134
Cardinals run line +1.5 (-165)
Brewers money line -160
Brewers run line -1.5 (+140)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  St Louis Cardinals Milwaukee Brewers
Record 38-30 38-30
Road / home record 17-17 15-12
Last 10 record 6-4 5-5
Streak L1 W3
Over / under record 36-29-3 33-32-3
Runs / game 4.87 4.40
Runs allowed / game 3.97 4.16

 

Preview

The St Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers will meet again to play a 4-game series at the American Family Field. The Brewers swept the Reds in their last series while the Cardinals lost 2 of 3 times vs Red Sox. The Brewers are 4-4 against the Cardinals this season.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 38-30 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.8 runs and allowing 3.9 runs per game. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 16 home runs and batting for .344 AVG with 58 RBI so far.

Miles Mikolas leads the pitching staff with a 2.62 ERA, 66 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Cards.

Probable Pitcher: 

Miles Mikolas (5-4, 2.62 ERA) will take the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Cardinals. Mikolas won the second game of a doubleheader against the Pirates on Tuesday, pitching 8.2 innings and allowing one unearned run on one hit and one walk. Six batters were retired. He is 6-3 with an ERA of 4.16 and 59 strikeouts in 11 appearances against the Brewers in his career.

Milwaukee Brewers

The Brewers get here with a 38-30 record and have won 4 of their last 5 games. They're averaging 4.4 runs while allowing 4.1 runs per game. Rowdy Tellez leads the team with 10 home runs and 39 RBI while Hunter Renfroe is batting for a .250 AVG.

Corbin Burnes leads the pitching staff with a 2.52 ERA, 100 strikeouts and 4 wins recorded with the Brewers.

Probable Pitcher: 

Corni Burnes (4-4, 2.52 ERA) will start for the Brewers in the 1st game of the series. Burnes earned the win over the Mets on Wednesday by allowing two runs on five hits with no walks while striking out eight batters in six innings. He is 3-3 with an ERA of 3.33 and 72 strikeouts in 12 appearances versus the Cardinals in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

St. Louis are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

St. Louis are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee.

Milwaukee are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.

Milwaukee are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games at home.

Prediction

Both teams are sending their best pitchers for this game so expect another close game between these two. Mikolas is coming from a great performance against the Pirates where the threw 8 scoreless innngins. Burnes has allowed 3 runs in his last 10.1 innings pitched. In the last 10 head to head games the average score is 3.7-3.7 so I'll take the Cardinals to cover the run line.

PICK: Cardinals +1.5 (-165)

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