Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals Preview 4/15/2008

MLB Betting Preview
Milwaukee Brewers (8-4) at St. Louis Cardinals (9-4)
Tuesday, 8:15 pm Eastern


SBG Global Opening Line: Cardinals  - 120, Total  9.5 Under -120

The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals have started the season in fine form with the Brewers starting 8-4 and the Cardinals going 9-4. Milwaukee is getting some unexpected help as Gabe Kapler, who was coaching in the minor leagues last season is leading the way. Kapler is batting .423 with four home runs and 11 RBIs this season. He was 3-for-4 with a double and a home run in Sunday’s 9-7 win over the Mets. “I’m not so sure when he wakes up in the morning if it’s not all been a dream,” manager Ned Yost said. “He’s just done so well. It’s unbelievable what he’s been able to do.” SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Cardinals at Home.

 

The Brewers have needed Kapler’s heroics considering Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun have done nothing so far this season. Fielder hit 50 home runs last season but has none so far this year.  Braun hasn’t been much better hitting .226 although he has 3 home runs.

 

St. Louis is coming off a 7-4 loss on Sunday against San Francisco.  The Cardinals had been getting solid starting pitching until Sunday when Joel Piniero struggled.  The starters have gone 2-2 with a 5.82 ERA in their last seven starts after sparkling in the first six games.  Braden Looper is 2-0 with a 3.09 ERA this season and he gets the start on Tuesday. He pitched 5 2-3 innings on Wednesday against Houston, allowing three runs and five hits in a 6-4 win.  He is 3-4 with a 4.93 ERA in 29 appearances against the Brewers. Last year he really struggled against Milwaukee as he went 1-2 with a 7.88 ERA.

SBG Global Current Line: Cardinals  - 120, Total  8.5 Over -120           

 

The Brewers go with Dave Bush on Tuesday.  Bush has been a disaster so far this season going 0-2 with an ERA of 8.44.  It could be the last start for Bush for a while since Yovani Gallardo is expected to come off the disabled list soon.  Bush allowed five runs and six hits in his last outing against the Red.  He is 1-3 with a 7.61 ERA in four career starts against the Cardinals.  Last season the Cardinals were 8-7 against the Brewers. They were 4-2 against the Brewers at home.

 

Here are the MLB betting stats for Tuesday’s game.  The Brewers are 5-0 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Brewers are 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog. The Brewers are 10-4 in their last 14 overall. The Brewers are 30-62 in their last 92 games as a road underdog. The Brewers are 2-5 in their last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Brewers are 4-1 in Bush’s last 5 Tuesday starts. The Brewers are 2-5 in Bush’s last 7 starts. The

Brewers are 8-23 in Bush’s last 31 starts vs. the National League Central.

The Brewers are 1-4 in Bush’s last 5 starts as an underdog. The Brewers are 4-17 in Bush’s last 21 starts as a road underdog. The Brewers are 0-5 in Bush’s last 5 road starts. The Brewers are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis.

 

The Cardinals are 5-0 in their last 5 home games. The Cardinals are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. the National League Central. The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Cardinals are 14-4 in their last 18 overall. The Cardinals are 21-7 in their last 28 games as a favorite.

The Cardinals are 19-7 in their last 26 games as a home favorite. The Cardinals are 8-3 in their last 11 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Cardinals are 7-1 in Looper’s last 8 starts as a favorite. The Cardinals are 6-1 in Looper’s last 7 starts as a home favorite. The Cardinals are 1-4 in Looper’s last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.

 

The Under is 6-0-1 in the Brewers last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 5-1-1 in Bush’s last 7 starts vs. the National League Central. The Over is 4-1-1 in Bush’s last 6 road starts. The Over is 4-1-1 in Bush’s last 6 starts as an underdog. The Over is 7-2-1 in Bush’s last 10 starts overall. The Over is 6-2-1 in Bush’s last 9 starts as a road underdog.

 

The Over is 4-1 in the Cardinals last 5 overall. The Under is 13-4-1 in the Cardinals last 18 Tuesday games. The Over is 9-4 in the Cardinals last 13 vs. the National League Central. The Over is 4-0 in Looper’s last 4 starts overall. The Over is 6-2 in Looper’s last 8 starts as a home favorite. The Over is 8-3 in Looper’s last 11 home starts. The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in St. Louis.

 

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