Pick Wainwright -155 in Brewers vs. Cardinals Game 1

Joe Gavazzi

Friday, August 1, 2014 3:47 PM GMT

Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 3:47 PM GMT

One of the strongest concepts in sports betting revolves around quality, experienced teams when they are trailing their opponent in the standings. That is exactly the case today with the situation being backed by an outstanding pitching matchup at a value price. Take advantage to move this selection to the top of your MLB betting ticket.

Milwaukee Brewers (Peralta) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (Wainwright) (-155) 8:15 ET

10* St. Louis (-155)

One of the strongest concepts in MLB betting revolves around quality, experienced teams when they are trailing their opponent in the standings. That is exactly the case today with the situation being backed by an outstanding pitching matchup at a value price. 

The Brewers and Cards begin their 3-game weekend set with St. Louis trailing Milwaukee by 2 games for the National League Central division lead (only 1 in the loss column). A less experienced Milwaukee team is already starting to feel the pressure. It could become unbearable this weekend against a far more veteran St. Louis team, who is poised to take over the division lead. 

After beginning the season 52-32, Milwaukee enters tonight’s game on an 8-17 slide. The Cards, meanwhile, have been active at the trade deadline, adding Lackey and Masterson to their rotation. Neither of those starters will supersede the position of Wainwright as No. 1 starter.  Wainwright has been performing exactly in that way in the last 2 months.  In his last 9 outings, St. Louis is 7-2. That boosts the Cards’ records to 16 wins and 5 losses in games started by Wainwright. Over that 9 game span, Wainwright has twirled 64 1/3 IP, allowing just 12 runs and 49 hits. In 8 of those 9 starts, he has held the opposition to 2 or less runs. Wainwright has a strong history against the opposing Brewers.  In 152 IP, Wainwright has a 2.19 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and .199 BAA. In his last 4 starts against Milwaukee, spanning 30 1/3 IP, Wainwright is 3-0 with a remarkable 28/0 KBB. 

Bet Brewers vs. Cardinals to go 'Under'

Today’s mound opponent is Wily Peralta. Peralta enters in excellent current form with a recent mark of 3-0, sporting a 1.37 ERA over 19 2/3 IP in which he has allowed only 4 runs and 12 hits. That will all change tonight as Peralta has a lot of negatives embedded in his consciousness when pitching from this mound. In fact, in a pair of starts at St. Louis, Peralta is 0-2 with a 6.94 ERA.   

Look for the Cards to win the opener of this 3 game set, draw even closer to Milwaukee in the division standings, putting continued heat on the Brewers as the weekend series continues. Take advantage to move this selection to the Top of your Ticket!  

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