Brewers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 7, 2023

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Brewers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 7, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Milwaukee Brewers (5-1) will put their five-game win streak to the test when they host the St. Louis Cardinals (2-4) Friday at 8:10 PM ET on BSWI. Bookmakers consider the Brewers -152 favorites to extend their streak, while the Cardinals are +130 underdogs looking for the upset.

Milwaukee’s Brandon Woodruff gets the start, and he’ll go against St. Louis’ Jack Flaherty.

Brewers vs. Cardinals Odds

  • Brewers odds to win: -152
  • Cardinals odds to win: +130
  • Spread: Brewers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 7, 2023
  • Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSWI

Who Will Win Brewers vs. Cardinals?

Brewers and Cardinals Betting Trends

The Brewers have put together a 3-1 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 75% of those games).

Milwaukee has not played a game with moneyline odds of -152 or shorter.

The Cardinals have entered the game as underdogs three times this season and won once.

St. Louis has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +130 moneyline set for this game.

The Brewers have combined with opponents to go over the total four times this season for a 4-2-0 record against the over/under.

The Cardinals’ games have gone over the total in three of their six chances.

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Brewers Stats & Insights

The Brewers have the No. 5 offense in baseball scoring 6.3 runs per game (38 total runs).

Milwaukee averages 1.5 home runs per game to rank 10th in baseball with nine total home runs.

The Brewers rank sixth in MLB with a .281 batting average.

Milwaukee strikes out 9.0 times per game to rank 13th in baseball.

The 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Brewers pitching staff ranks 29th in MLB.

Milwaukee has a 2.72 team ERA that ranks fifth among all MLB pitching staffs.

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Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals rank 17th in the league with 29 total runs scored this season.

St. Louis has hit eight homers this season, which ranks 12th in the majors.

No team has a better batting average than the .324 AVG the Cardinals have posted this season.

No team has fewer strikeouts this season than St. Louis, which has struck out only 6.3 times per game on average.

The Cardinals have a 9.0 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, 10th-best in baseball.

St. Louis has the 24th-ranked ERA (5.33) in the majors this season.

Brewers Key Players to Watch

The Brewers will look to Woodruff (0-0) in his second start this season.

Brian Anderson is batting .500 with three home runs and 10 RBI. All three of those stats are tops among Milwaukee hitters this season.

Garrett Mitchell’s three home runs are most among Milwaukee batters. He’s driven in five runs this season while slugging .850.

Brice Turang has collected five base hits, an OBP of .421 and a slugging percentage of .563 this season.

Jesse Winker has collected six hits this season and has an OBP of .409. He’s slugging .444 on the year.

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Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Flaherty heads to the mound for the Cardinals to make his second start of the season, seeking his second win.

Nolan Gorman leads the Cardinals in home runs (two) and runs batted in (six).

Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .450 to pace his team.

Brendan Donovan has racked up a team-best two home runs.

Jordan Walker has two doubles and a home run while batting .333.

Brewers and Cardinals Injuries

Brewers: Luis Urías: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Tyrone Taylor: 10 Day IL (Elbow), Adrian Houser: 15 Day IL (Groin), Aaron Ashby: 15 Day IL (Labrum), Jason Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Justin Wilson: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Cardinals: Lars Nootbaar: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Paul DeJong: 10 Day IL (Back), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder)

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Brewers vs. Cardinals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Brewers 5, Cardinals 1
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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