Brewers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 9, 2023

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Brewers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 9, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Milwaukee Brewers (6-2) host the St. Louis Cardinals (3-5) Sunday to close out a three-game series. The Brewers are favored (-157) to win the rubber match, which starts at 2:10 PM ET from American Family Field.

Milwaukee’s Freddy Peralta gets the start, and he’ll go against St. Louis’ Jake Woodford.

Brewers vs. Cardinals Odds

  • Brewers odds to win: -157
  • Cardinals odds to win: +135
  • Spread: Brewers -1.5
  • Total: 9 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 9, 2023
  • Time: 2:10 PM ET
  • TV: BSWI

Who Will Win Brewers vs. Cardinals?

Brewers and Cardinals Betting Trends

The Brewers have won 80% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (4-1).

Milwaukee has not played a game with moneyline odds of -157 or shorter.

This season, the Cardinals have won one out of the four games in which they’ve been the underdog.

St. Louis has not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +135.

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

The Cardinals and their opponents have hit the over in three of their eight games with a total this season.

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Brewers Stats & Insights

The Brewers have the No. 9 offense in MLB play scoring 5.3 runs per game (42 total runs).

Milwaukee averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank 12th in MLB play with 10 total home runs .

The Brewers have the sixth-best batting average in the majors (.269).

Milwaukee strikes out 8.9 times per game to rank 14th in baseball.

The Brewers pitching staff is 27th in the majors with a collective 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

Milwaukee has the third-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (2.79).

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Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals have scored the 22nd-most runs in the league this season with 35 (4.4 per game).

St. Louis ranks 12th in Major League Baseball with 10 home runs.

No team has a better batting average than the .307 AVG the Cardinals have posted this season.

St. Louis ranks third in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 6.9 Ks per contest.

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

St. Louis has the 15th-ranked ERA (4.56) in the majors this season.

Brewers Key Players to Watch

The Brewers will send Peralta (1-0) to the mound for his second start of the season.

Brian Anderson leads Milwaukee in home runs with three, runs batted in with 10 and his batting average of .417 is also best on his team.

Garrett Mitchell is slugging .833 this season, with a team-best three homers while driving in six runs.

Brice Turang is slashing .316/.435/.526 this season for the Brewers.

Joey Wiemer has eight hits and an OBP of .407 to go with a slugging percentage of .542 this season.

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Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Woodford will get the start for the Cardinals, his second of the season.

Nolan Arenado paces the Cardinals in runs batted in (eight) and has a team-best batting average of .364.

Paul Goldschmidt is batting .357 with two doubles, a home run and seven walks.

Jordan Walker has launched a team-best two homers.

Nolan Gorman’s two home runs are a team-high mark.

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), Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Left forearm), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder)

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Brewers vs. Cardinals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Brewers 4, Cardinals 1
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs
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