Odds, Pick and Predictions
- The St. Louis Cardinals are 85-69 against the run line this season.
- The Milwaukee Brewers are a league-worst 65-88 against the run line this year.
- The Cardinals are 41-35 against the run line when playing on the road.
- The Brewers are 31-41 against the run line when playing at their home field.
- St. Louis is 36-26 against the run line as an underdog.
- Milwaukee is 46-72 against the run line as a favorite.
The St. Louis Cardinals (89-65) and Milwaukee Brewers (82-71) will go head-to-head in a Tuesday night affair to kick off a two-game series.
The Cardinals are on the fast track to wrapping up the division. They will win the NL Central barring unforeseen circumstances.
But the Brewers are still alive in the postseason race. Milwaukee has a shot at the Wild Card but need to finish the season strong in order to sneak into the playoffs.
This final week will ultimately determine whether the Brewers reach the postseason or not.
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:40 PM EST on Tuesday, September 27th, at American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI.
St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Odds
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The Brewers enter this game as extremely narrow favorites, according to Betonline. However, there are certain sportsbooks that favor St. Louis. Either way, the oddsmakers all agree that this contest is going to be competitive.
The Cardinals are looking to finish off the division, while the Brewers have to win to make a run at the NL Wild Card. There is motivation on both sides leading into Tuesday’s game. But which of these NL Central rivals come out on top on Tuesday?
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The Cardinals are the team to beat regardless of the odds. They have been one of baseball’s best teams over the past couple of months. Milwaukee is going to have their work cut out for them in this game.
St. Louis most recently dropped two of three from the Dodgers in LA. The Cardinals enjoyed a fantastic showing on Friday, as Albert Pujols clubbed career home runs No. 699 and 700.
However, the Cardinals were unable to continue their success on Saturday and Sunday.
On the season, the Cardinals are ranked ninth in batting average, fourth in OBP, sixth in slugging percentage, fifth in runs scored, and seventh in home runs.
Pitching-wise, St. Louis is ranked ninth in team ERA, 13th in WHIP, fifth in home runs surrendered, and 16th in batting average against.
St. Louis was neck-and-neck with Milwaukee for a good portion of the year. But they turned the jets on in the second half and stormed out to a major lead. The Cardinals now view themselves as a far superior team and will aim to take care of business during this quick two-game set.
Miles Mikolas (11-13, 3.35) is the scheduled starter for the Cardinals on Tuesday. He was an All-Star who has been reliable this year.
Milwaukee Brewers Preview
The Brewers, as discussed earlier, have to keep winning ball games. They had been in the midst of a winning streak before losing to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Milwaukee still has the talent to make a run, but everything needs to come together sooner rather than later.
The Brewers are 22nd in team batting average, 12th in OBP, eighth in slugging percentage, ninth in runs scored, and third in home runs. On the pitching side of the equation, they are 13th in team ERA, 10th in WHIP, 26th in home runs allowed, and fifth in batting average against.
Players such as Rowdy Tellez, Willy Adames, and Hunter Renfroe have quietly carried this offense. Most people think of the Brewers as a club with lousy hitting and excellent pitching. But in 2022, the offense has held its own.
With that being said, the pitching hasn’t been quite as dominant as had it been in previous years.
Milwaukee will send Adrian Houser (6-9, 4.62) to the mound on Tuesday. Houser is a capable right-hander who has endured a down campaign overall. Nevertheless, Houser is someone who can turn in a good start.
The Brewers’ bats will look to pick him up and get the job done in this crucial game.
Tyler O’Neal and Jordan Hicks were recently placed on the IL. O’Neal reportedly resumed his running activities on Monday and could return ahead of the season finale next week. At the very least, the Cardinals expect to have him back ahead of the playoffs.
Jordan Hicks’ timetable is unclear. He was surprisingly placed on the IL due to arm fatigue. This could just be an IL stint for rest, or there may be something actually wrong.
Only time will tell.
Milwaukee placed Luis Perdomo on the 15-day IL with a calf strain over the weekend. The injury is difficult news, but it did clear a spot for the return of Freddy Peralta, who pitched over the weekend.
Perdomo’s timetable is also unclear. He wouldn’t return until the playoffs at the earliest should Milwaukee sneak into the postseason.
St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Picks and Predictions
Can the Cardinals upset Milwaukee, or will the Brewers take care of business on Tuesday?
This projects to be a thrilling affair. It will have a postseason feel to it as these two rivals square off.
In the end, I like the Brewers for one main reason. Milwaukee has more motivation to win. They are in a do-or-die period right now, and any loss has the chance to really hurt them moving forward.
With their season on the line, the Brewers are going to do everything they can to earn a victory.
Go ahead and take the Milwaukee Brewers -1.5 in this Tuesday evening NL Central affair.