Cardinals vs. Brewers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Brewers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, May 17, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (17-26) and Milwaukee Brewers (24-18) meet Wednesday at Busch Stadium, starting at 7:45 PM ET on BSMW. The Cardinals are -119 moneyline favorites for the contest, however, the Brewers are favored against the spread of 1.5 runs with +162 odds.

St. Louis’ Matthew Liberatore gets the start, and he’ll go against Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes.

Cardinals vs. Brewers Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -119
  • Brewers odds to win: +100
  • Spread: Brewers -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
  • Time: 7:45 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Brewers?

Cardinals and Brewers Betting Trends

The Cardinals have been the moneyline favorite 23 total times this season. They’ve finished 10-13 in those games.

St. Louis has a 7-12 record (winning just 36.8% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -119 or shorter.

The Brewers have entered the game as underdogs 16 times this season and won nine, or 56.2%, of those games.

Milwaukee is 9-7 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +100 or more on the moneyline.

In the 43 games in which bookmakers have set an over/under for the Cardinals, they have combined with opponents to go over the total 22 times (22-19-2).

The Brewers’ games have gone over the total in 19 of their 42 chances.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals are the ninth-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 4.9 runs per game (210 total).

St. Louis averages 1.3 home runs per game to rank seventh in MLB action with 57 total home runs.

The Cardinals rank sixth in MLB with a .262 batting average.

St. Louis’ batters strike out 8.2 times per game, the ninth-fewest strikeouts in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Cardinals has a collective 8.9 K/9, which ranks 11th in MLB.

St. Louis has a 4.35 team ERA that ranks 16th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Brewers Stats & Insights

The Brewers rank 19th in the majors with 183 total runs scored this season.

Milwaukee’s 51 home runs rank 12th in Major League Baseball.

The Brewers’ .240 batting average ranks 20th in the league this season.

Milwaukee ranks 22nd with an average of 9.2 strikeouts per game.

The Brewers have an eight K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 25th in the majors.

Milwaukee has pitched to a 3.98 ERA this season, which ranks 12th in baseball.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Liberatore makes his first start of the season for the Cardinals.

Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis in batting average (.311) this season while adding seven home runs and 23 RBI.

Nolan Gorman leads St. Louis in home runs (10) and runs batted in (33) this season while batting .285.

Nolan Arenado is slashing .263/.309/.443 this season for the Cardinals.

Tommy Edman has collected 36 hits this season and has an OBP of .333. He’s slugging .473 on the year.

Brewers Key Players to Watch

Burnes (4-2) will take the mound for the Brewers, his ninth start of the season.

Christian Yelich has racked up a team-best batting average of .258.

Rowdy Tellez’s 10 home runs lead his team.

Willy Adames has a team-best 24 runs batted in.

Brian Anderson is batting .245 with five doubles, a triple, six home runs and 16 walks.

Cardinals and Brewers Injuries

Cardinals: Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Back), Dylan Carlson: 10 Day IL (Ankle), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Brewers: Louis Linwood Voit III: 10 Day IL (Neck), Wade Miley: 15 Day IL (Lat strain), Matt Bush: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Brandon Woodruff: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Garrett Mitchell: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Luis Urías: 60 Day IL (Hamstring), Jason Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Justin Wilson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Aaron Ashby: 60 Day IL (Labrum), Christian Yelich: day-to-day (Back)

Cardinals vs. Brewers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Cardinals 5, Brewers 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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