Brewers vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 5/17/23

St. Louis Cardinals (17-26) vs Milwaukee Brewers (24-18)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 17, 2023 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Matthew Liberatore (0-0) (0.00) vs Corbin Burnes (4-2) (3.35)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals +100 / Milwaukee Brewers -120 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Brewers will play the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

Brewers Preview

The Milwaukee Brewers are 24-18 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Milwaukee won Game 2 of this series by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday night. The Milwaukee pitching staff has a 4.03 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average this year. The Brewers offense has scored 183 runs with a .240 batting average and a .315 on base percentage. Brian Anderson is batting .245 with six home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Brewers. The projected starting pitcher for Milwaukee is Corbin Burnes, who is 4-2 with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP over 45.2 innings pitched this season.

Cardinals Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals are 17-26 this season and they have won four of their last five games. St. Louis won Game 1 of this series by a score of 18-1 on Monday night. The St. Louis pitching staff has a 4.42 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a .270 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 210 runs with a .263 batting average and a .335 on base percentage this season. Nolan Gorman is batting .285 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI’s for the Cardinals. The projected starting pitcher for St. Louis is Matthew Liberatore, who is making his first appearance of the season.

Trends

Milwaukee is 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record. The over is 4-0 in Milwaukee’s last 4 game three’s of a series. St. Louis is 4-1 in their last 5 games and 2-6 in their last 8 home games. The over is 4-0 in St. Louis’ last 4 Wednesday games. The under is 7-1 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings.

Pick

The Cardinals don’t have a very good record, but they have played much better in the last two weeks. Milwaukee is leading the NL Central, but they have struggled to score runs consistently this year. Milwaukee is starting Corbin Burnes, who has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five straight starts. I like the Brewers in this game. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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