Cardinals vs Brewers Prediction - MLB Picks 4/8/23

Milwaukee Brewers (6-1) vs St. Louis Cardinals (2-5)

Game Info: Saturday, April 8, 2023 at 7:10 pm (American Family Field)

Eric Lauer (1-0) (3.38) vs Jordan Montgomery (1-0) (5.40)

Betting Odds: Milwaukee Brewers +160 / St. Louis Cardinals -213 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Milwaukee Brewers will host the St. Louis Cardinals for game two of their three-game divisional set this Saturday from American Family Field. Milwaukee shut St. Louis out yesterday and won by four, 4-0. 

Cardinals Betting Preview

St. Louis comes in at 2-5 after losing to Milwaukee last night. The Cardinals have lost four straight games, and with their next five games being on the road, they’ll look to stop the bleeding early. The St. Louis offense is 4.83 scoring runs per game, while batting .305, with a .368 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 5.23 ERA, with a 1.65 WHIP. Nolan Gorman and Nolan Arenado have both recorded hits in each game so far this season, while Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cards in batting (.391). 

Jordan Montgomery (1-0, 5.40, 3 Ks) will start for St. Louis. The seventh-year pitcher held his own versus a tough Toronto lineup, only allowing three runs in five innings, and earning the decision.  

Brewers Betting Preview

Milwaukee is 6-1 after the win over St. Louis. The Brewers controlled the game throughout, and pulled away late to win their sixth in a row. The Milwaukee offense is 6.33 scoring runs per game, while batting .285, with a .381 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 2.32 ERA, with a 1.06 WHIP. Brian Anderson has recorded a hit in each of his first seven games with Milwaukee, and he leads the Brew Crew in homers (3) and RBI (10). Fellow newcomer Jesse Winker (7 RBI) has matched his energy with hits in five of his last six appearances.

Eric Lauer (1-0, 1.50 ERA, 8 Ks) will take the mound for Milwaukee. The sixth-year pitcher had a solid season debut against Chicago, tossing six strikeouts in just over five innings of work, and earning the victory. 

St. Louis vs Milwaukee Trends

St. Louis is 3-4 against the spread this season, with a 3-4 over/under record. Milwaukee is 5-2 ATS this year, with a 4-3 O/U record.

Corey's Free Pick

It’s very hard to ignore the type of momentum both teams carry into game two here. Milwaukee has found a groove early, while St. Louis just can’t seem to figure things out right now. The Cards lead the league in batting average, but after dropping four straight it remains to be seen if they can be trusted as road favorites against a streaking Brew Crew. Spot Milwaukee the runs for this NL Central battle.

Corey’s Pick Brewers +1.5

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