Brewers vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 9/20/23
St. Louis Cardinals (67-83) vs Milwaukee Brewers (84-66)
Game Info: Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)
Zack Thompson (5-5) (4.34) vs Adrian Houser (6-4) (4.53)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals / Milwaukee Brewers --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers do battle Wednesday night in game 3 of an MLB series at Busch Stadium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Preview
The Brewers look for a win after winning 8 of their last 12 games. The Brewers have a 6 game lead in the NL Central. The Brewers pitching staff is 4th in ERA (3.79), 2nd in WHIP (1.18) and 6th in quality starts (66). The Brewers' offense is 19th in runs per game (4.45), 26th in batting average (.239) and 25th in homers (153). Christian Yelich leads the Brewers with 143 hits and 70 RBI, while William Contreras and Willy Adames have combined for 252 hits and 152 RBI. Adrian Houser gets the ball, and he is 6-4 with a 4.53 ERA and 82 strikeouts this season. Houser is 4-5 with a 3.19 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview
The Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals are the third team in the NL bounced from the playoff race. The Cardinals pitching staff is 25th in ERA (4.77), 27th in WHIP (1.45) and 23rd in quality starts (45). The Cardinals' offense is 17th in runs per game (4.51), 14th in batting average (.252) and 9th in homers (204). Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 153 hits and 78 RBI, while Nolan Arenado and Willson Contreras have combined for 262 hits and 160 RBI. Zack Thompson gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 4.34 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Thompson is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA and 3 strikeouts in his career against the Brewers.
This isn't a pitching matchup I'm running to the window to bet, as neither Adrian Houser nor Zack Thompson have moved the needle much this season. With that said, we're getting a favorable price with the clear better team in the Brewers. The Cardinals have nothing to play for at this point, and they've underachieved all season. The Brewers have to be looking at this as a chance to pad their lead and close in on a division title. I want nothing to do with the Cardinals at this price. Give me the Brewers.