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

Cardinals Vs Brewers 2021 09 23
  • Cardinals look to keep rolling behind veteran ace
  • Brewers look to right ship as October nears
  • X-factors to watch

Cardinals vs Brewers Odds

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St. Louis Cardinals +1.5 (-200)
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O 8 (-115)
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Milwaukee Brewers -1.5 (+170)
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Cardinals vs Brewers Predictions and Picks

Garcia’s 2021 record: (54-47-2)

Trends to Watch (As of 9.22)

  • Cardinals are 6-0 in their last 6 games as an underdog
  • Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road underdog
  • Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League Central
  • Cardinals are 7-0 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record
  • Cardinals are 12-1 in their last 13 overall
  • Cardinals are 11-1 in their last 12 games vs. a right-handed starter
  • Cardinals are 16-5 in their last 21 road games
  • Under is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 vs. National League Central
  • Over is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 Thursday games
  • Brewers are 41-18 in their last 59 games vs. a right-handed starter
  • Brewers are 47-23 in their last 70 games as a favorite
  • Brewers are 2-5 in their last 7 overall
  • Under is 5-1 in Brewers last 6 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5
  • Brewers are 5-16 in their last 21 games after losing the first 3 games of a series
  • Over is 4-0 in Brewers last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15
  • Over is 5-2 in Brewers last 7 home games vs. a right-handed starter

Cardinals Look To Keep Rolling With an Ace on the Mound

Adam Wainwright has started 19 games since June 9th. St. Louis is an unbelievable 16-3 in those games.

The ageless wonder, Wainwright is 40-years-old yet by all accounts has been one of the 10 best pitchers in all of baseball this season. On the year he’s 16-7, with a 2.89 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 169 strikeouts in 196.1 innings.

The more you dive into the numbers, the better they become. IN his last 13 starts, Wainwright has 12 quality starts and the only time he didn’t record a quality start, he still picked up a win and pitched into the ninth inning against the Dodgers.

Most remarkably, he’s doing all of this coming off of an Achilles tear. Since posting ERA’s of 4.08 and 4.35 the first two months of the season, his ERA’s have been 2.45, 3.27, 1.43 and 2.36 over the past four months.

He has emerged as potentially the front-runner for the Cy Young Award — which would be the first of his career — over the past few weeks.

Milwaukee doesn’t have some slouch on the mound though, Adrian Houser will be out to prove he’s someone to be feared as well.

The 6-foot-4 righty is 9-6 this year with a 3.27 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 101 strikeouts in 131 innings. His best start of the year (and probably his career) came against the Cardinals just last month when he threw a complete-game shutout, giving up just three hits and striking out seven.

Milwaukee Needs to Right This Ship Quickly

It’s certainly not time to panic if you’re the Brewers, but you certainly want to get things turned back around in a positive direction and quickly. Milwaukee is 2-6 in its last eight games after getting drubbed 10-2 on Wednesday.

In all six of those losses, the Brewers scored two runs or fewer as the offense has suddenly gone rather cold. Of the nine people who’ve taken nine or more at-bats in the past week, eight of them are hitting below .286.

That includes Kolten Wong (.231), Lorenzo Cain (.200), Christian Yelich (.150), and Eduardo Escobar (.130) among others.

X-Factors to Watch

As previously mentioned, Milwaukee’s offense has been ice cold for the better part of a week and now it’s looking for someone to turn it around against a veteran on the mound.

A good bet to turn it around is Avisail Garcia, the corner outfielder having the best year of his career. Garcia went 1-for-3 Wednesday with a solo home run, extending his career-high’s in home runs (29) and RBIs (84),

For St. Louis, the middle of the order did the mashing Wednesday night, as Nolan Arenado, Tyler O’Neill, and Paul Goldschmidt each scored multiple runs, drove in multiple runs and had multiple hits.

So for this one, we will look at Harrison Bader, who also has been hot lately. He was 3-of-5 Wednesday and had his fourth double in the past five games.

How to Watch Cardinals vs Brewers

Cardinals vs Brewers Information
Teams St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers
Location American Family Field, Milwaukee, WI
Time Thursday, Sept. 23, 2:10 p.m. EST
How to watch Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports Wisconsin, MLB.TV

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