St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers: Best Odds and Preview for September 30, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 29, 2021, 10:45 pm

Christian Yelich will look for his 100th hit of the season (he has 97) when his Milwaukee Brewers (95-63) play the St. Louis Cardinals (88-70) on Thursday at 1:15 PM ET. The Brewers are underdogs (-101) to the Cardinals (-116).

St. Louis’ J.A. Happ starts against Milwaukee’s Brett Anderson.

Best Odds for St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers.

Cardinals Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have been victorous in 52, or 62.7%, of the 83 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • St. Louis and their opponents have gone over in 74 of their 158 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Cardinals have scored the 19th-most runs in the league this season with 691 (4.4 per game).
  • In five games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, St. Louis has a record of 4-1.
  • When it comes to the total, the Cardinals and their opponents are 6-4 in their previous 10 games.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Happ makes the start for the Cardinals, his 11th of the season. He is 4-2 with a 3.97 ERA and 38 strikeouts over 47 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Friday, the lefty tossed four scoreless innings against the Cubs while surrendering two hits.
  • Happ’s team has a 6-4 record in his starts this season.
  • Happ has had 10 starts with a total this season, and the teams combined hit the over in four of those outings.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Tyler O’Neill 133 .282 .349 .545 32 77 132
Paul Goldschmidt 155 .296 .367 .519 31 99 176
Nolan Arenado 153 .256 .304 .499 34 105 149
José Rondón 58 .280 .337 .440 3 8 21
Harrison Bader 99 .267 .313 .458 15 49 95
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Brewers Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Brewers have put together a 19-13 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 59.4% of those games).
  • Milwaukee has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 72 times this season for a 72-76-10 record against the over/under.
  • The Brewers score the 12th-most runs in baseball (719 total, 4.6 per game).
  • In the last 10 games, Milwaukee was listed as the moneyline underdog by bookmakers only once, a game it won.
  • In their last 10 outings (all had set totals), the Brewers combined with their opponents to go over the total five times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Anderson makes the start for the Brewers, his 23rd of the season. He is 4-9 with a 4.30 ERA and 56 strikeouts through 90 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Wednesday, Sept. 22 against the Cardinals, the left-hander tossed 1 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • Anderson’s team has won 10 of his 22 starts.
  • Anderson’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in six of 22 contests.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Willy Adames 95 .289 .367 .523 19 57 101
Avisaíl García 130 .265 .326 .496 29 85 120
Kolten Wong 112 .274 .337 .451 14 49 119
Luis Urías 146 .248 .341 .443 22 73 119
Eduardo Escobar 98 .246 .298 .478 22 65 91

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