Fade Gallardo & Brewers Tonight vs. Cardinals: MLB Picks

Jeff Grant

Monday, April 28, 2014 12:45 PM GMT

Monday, Apr. 28, 2014 12:45 PM GMT

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo’s only career win against the St. Louis Cardinals came nearly three years ago, which makes him fade material on Monday night. Find out what the MLB odds are offering us tonight.

Let’s take a closer look at the pro baseball odds for this National League Central matchup at Busch Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.

 

Impressive month
Milwaukee has already tied a franchise record for wins for the month of March/April, but it’ll need to bounce back from a 4-0 shutout loss at home to the Chicago Cubs Sunday afternoon.

The Brewers entered their last game with a 18-6 record, which was the best mark in the majors, while its 2.52 team ERA ranked behind only the Atlanta Braves (2.14).

MLB handicappers will find that the club is 2-0 as road underdogs of +125 to +150 this season, with both games going UNDER the betting total.

 

It all starts with the rotation
St. Louis has won just four of its last 10 games, but it did manage to register a 7-0 home victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday.

Over the last 14 contests, the Cardinals’ starting pitcher has allowed one or fewer runs 10 times, with ace Adam Wainwright picking up three wins over that stretch.

It’s important to point out that the franchise has put together a solid 35-19 record as home favorites of -150 to -175 since the start of the 2012 campaign.

 

Gallardo
Brewers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo (2-0, 1.42 ERA) has failed to earn a decision in his last three efforts, with the club dropping his last two trips to the mound, including a 2-1 home loss to the San Diego Padres last Tuesday. 

The right-hander has tallied five quality starts and held opposing batters to a .219 average. 

In 17 career outings versus the Cardinals, Gallaro has put together a forgettable 1-11 record and 6.46 ERA, with his only win coming on May 7, 2011 at this ballpark.

 

Wacha
Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha (2-2, 2.10 ERA) has suffered back-to-back losses, including a 3-2 road defeat to the New York Mets last time out, as he allowed two runs and three hits over four innings of work.

The right-hander is 2-0 with a 2.92 ERA in two home outings this season—issuing two walks and striking out 11 batters in 12.1 combined frames.

Wacha allowed three runs on four hits in a single inning in his only career appearance against the Brewers in relief on Aug. 19 of last season.

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Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Cardinals as one of their MLB picks, as the Brewers have dropped 15 of Gallardo’s last 18 starts in this series.

Free MLB Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -150

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