Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 4/20/24

St. Louis Cardinals (9-10) vs Milwaukee Brewers (11-6)

Game Info: Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Miles Mikolas (1-2) (5.82) vs Colin Rea (2-0) (2.70)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -132 / Milwaukee Brewers +111 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Brewers vs Cardinals prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, April 20th at Busch Stadium. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Brewers recent form and recent player performance 

-The Cardinals recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Milwaukee

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving St Louis.

-Recent betting trends in games played between Milwaukee and St. Louis.

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s Game between the Brewers and Cardinals. 

Brewers Use Strong Pitching

It might have taken extra innings on Friday but the Brewers used good pitching to find success. Freddy Peralta went six innings giving up four hits and zero runs. The Brewers are averaging 5.77 runs while their pitching is 4.29 runs per game. The offense is ranked 3rd in the league while the pitching is ranked 13th. Getting the start for the Brewers will be DL Hall who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 7.11. In the last game against the Baltimore Orioles he went 3.1 innings giving up eight hits and five runs. The Brewers will face the Pirates following this series.

Cardinals Offense Continues to be an Issue

The Cardinals offense has been an issue heading into this game and on Friday they scored only a run on the way to the defeat. The Cardinals are averaging 3.68 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.16 runs per game. The offense is ranked 24th in the league while the pitching is ranked 10th. Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Miles Mikolas who sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 5.82. In the last game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he went 4.2 innings giving up four hits and five runs. 

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Willson Contreras has hit a home run in three of his last five appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one RBI in five of his last six home appearances against the Brewers after playing the previous day.
  • Miles Mikolas has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his seven previous appearances with the Cardinals as favorites against the Brewers.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 14 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Paul Goldschmidt has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Miles Mikolas has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances against the Brewers.
  • Dylan Carlson has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances with the Cardinals as favorites against the Brewers.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one Single in seven of the Cardinals' last eight games.
  • Dylan Carlson has recorded at least one total base in each of his last six appearances with the Cardinals as home favorites against the Brewers.
  • Willson Contreras ranks T7th amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.429) this season.

Milwaukee Brewers Player Prop Facts

  • William Contreras has recorded at least one RBI in seven of the Brewers' last eight road games.
  • William Contreras has scored at least one run in each of the Brewers' last 10 Saturday games.
  • Willy Adames has recorded a Double in four of the Brewers' last five games as underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • Christian Yelich has hit a home run in four of his last six appearances with the Brewers as road underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • Christian Yelich has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances with the Brewers as underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • William Contreras has recorded at least one Single in each of the Brewers' last eight games against NL Central opponents.
  • Christian Yelich has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances with the Brewers as underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • Brice Turang ranks 2nd in the league in Steals (9) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 29th in the league for home runs this season (13).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank T2nd in the league for triples this season (5).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 2nd in the league for on-base percentage this season (.347).
  • The Milwaukee Brewers rank 3rd in the league for batting average this season (.270).

Brewers vs Cardinals Betting Prediction

There is going to be no shortage of scoring in this game. Mikolas hasn’t been the same pitcher he was a few years ago and in his last start he gave up five runs. Hall has also had issues for the Brewers and he’s going to be lit up in this game. Look for both offenses to have no issue running up the score and that is going to be the difference here. Back the over to cash here with ease. 

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

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