Betting Angle Favors High Scoring in Saturday’s Cardinals/Brewers Game

Milwaukee Brewers

Ross Benjamin

Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:46 PM GMT

Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017 4:46 PM GMT

Our MLB analyst uses a rather unorthodox approach when assessing Saturday night’s game between St. Louis and Milwaukee. Go inside to read this intriguing betting preview culminated by one of our prosperous MLB picks.

MLB Odds, Analysis, & Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Two NL Central rivals will clash on Saturday when the Cardinals and Brewers get together. The opening pitch at Miller Park in Milwaukee is slated for 7:10 PM ET. St. Louis has won the first 2 of this current 4-game series by scores of 7-5 on Thursday and 6-3 last night. The Cardinals are 27-13 in this head to head series since 2015, and that includes 14-6 at Miller Park.

When scanning the best sportsbooks, St. Louis ranges from a money line road favorite of -112 to -117. Despite their uninspiring 7-10 record thus far, it will be a 6th straight game that St. Louis has been tabbed as a money line favorite, and they went 4-1 during the previous 5.

 

MLB Profitable Totals Betting Angle

Current MLB betting odds are displaying a total of 8.5 across the board for this game. The Cardinals enter today with a poor .224 team batting average, and their bullpen has a cumulative 6.29 ERA. Milwaukee starting pitcher Chase Anderson has compiled an impressive 1.50 ERA during his first 3 starts of 2017. When all this statistical data is combined, it qualifies for an extremely profitable betting system which has been extremely successful during the past 21 seasons.

Any team (Cardinals) with a total ranging from 8.5 to 10.0, possessing a team batting average of .250 or less, and they have a bullpen ERA of 5.00 or worse, facing a National League starting pitcher (Chase Anderson) with an ERA of 2.70 or less, resulted in those games going 32-9 (78%) over the total since 1997. The average total in those 41 games was 8.9, and there were a combined 11.1 runs scored per outing. Furthermore, this precise situation has occurred 6 times since 2013, and all those games went over the total.

 Final Analysis and Pick

You may be surprised to know that Milwaukee has belted 33 home runs during their first 18 games of 2017, and they lead MLB in that category. Tonight’s Milwaukee starting pitcher Chase Anderson has a very good 2.42 ERA in 5 career starts against St. Louis, and all of which have occurred since 2015. However, his lofty WHIP of 1.54 during those outings makes for a somewhat deceiving ERA.

St. Louis bats are finally showing signs of coming alive after being mostly silent during the first 3 weeks of this 2017 season. They’ve pounded out 10 and 11 hits during the last 2 nights. It marked the first time this season that St. Louis had amassed 10 or more hits in consecutive games.

Early public wagering has overwhelming favored going under the total in this game. I’m using a contrarian approach in that regard, and one of my Saturday MLB picks will be indicative of just that.

Free MLB Pick: Over 8.5 (-110)Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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