The division rival St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Miller Park.
Chris Carpenter will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Carpenter is 2-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.
The Brewers will counter Carpenter with ace Yovani Gallardo. Righthander Gallardo has a 3.83 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Brewers listed as 118-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
The Cardinals lost to Kansas City 3-2 as a -150 favorite on Sunday. The five runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (8.5).
Joel Pineiro surrendered three runs on eight hits in seven innings for St. Louis in the loss.
The Brewers lost to Minnesota 6-3 as a +130 underdog on Sunday. The nine runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (9.5).
Prince Fielder hit a two-run home run for Milwaukee and Mike Cameron added a solo shot in the loss.
Milwaukee has lost 3 straight games.
St. Louis: 26-18 SU
Milwaukee: 26-18 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
Milwaukee most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 10-0
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 9 games when playing Milwaukee
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Milwaukee is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. Louis
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Milwaukee is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee’s last 11 games at home
Milwaukee home to St. Louis, Tuesday, May 26