Cardinals vs Brewers Odds, Picks and Predictions (April 14)

Cardinals vs Brewers Odds, Picks and Predictions (April 14)

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff walking off the mound

Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Brandon Woodruff looks at the score board as he leaves the field during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, April 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The Milwaukee Brewers are -159 home favorites over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
Adam Wainwright (1-0, 0.00) will start for the Cardinals against Brandon Woodruff (0-1, 17.18)
A look at the Cardinals vs Brewers odds can be found below with a prediction

The Milwaukee Brewers open the home portion of their schedule when they face the St. Louis Cardinals at 5:14 p.m. ET Thursday to begin a four-game series at American Family Field.

The Brewers (3-3/0-0 home) are coming off back-to-back wins for the first time this season as they beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Wednesday night. The Cardinals (3-1/0-0 road) were rained out Wednesday against Kansas City after beating the Royals 6-5 on Tuesday in St. Louis.

Cardinals vs Brewers Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total

St. Louis Cardinals
+133
+1.5 (-167)
Over 8 (-112)

Milwaukee Brewers
-159
-1.5 (+135)
Over 8 (-107)

Odds as of April 13th at Barstool Sportsbook.

 

The Brewers are -159 favorites, giving them an implied win probability of 61.39%. Both teams harbor championship aspirations as the Brewers have +1400 World Series odds and the Cardinals’ odds are +2500.

Probable pitchers

Adam Wainwright (1-0, 0.00) will start for the Cardinals against Brandon Woodruff (0-1, 17.18). Both pitchers will be taking their second rotation turns of the season.

Wainwright vs Woodruff

1-0
Record
0-1

0.00
ERA
17.18

2.28
xERA
10.10

0.83
WHIP
2.45

6.00
SO/W
0.67

Wainwright pitched six shutout innings to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis last Thursday on opening day. He allowed five hits, did not walk a batter, and had six strikeouts.

In 49 career games (42 starts) against the Brewers, Wainwright has a 20-12 record and 2.60 ERA. He is 9-4 with a 2.89 ERA in 23 games (19 starts) at American Family Field.

Adam Wainwright, Gorgeous 74mph Curveball. 🌈 pic.twitter.com/0VtnCds6HR

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 7, 2022

Making his first road start of the season, Wainwright was 8-2 with a 3.58 ERA away from home in 13 outings last season.

Brewers leadoff man Kolten Wong is 3 for 10 with two doubles against his former St. Louis teammates. Willy Adames is 1 for 8 with three strikeouts versus Wainwright.

Woodruff had a rough season debut last Friday against the Cubs in Chicago as he took the loss. He was hammered for seven hits and six runs in 3.2 innings while waling three and striking out two.

Woodruff is 3-3 with a 3.20 ERA against the Cardinals in 10 career games (eight starts). At home last season, he went 4-3 with a 2.31 ERA in 14 starts.

Brandon Woodruff is pumped to start the Brewers’ home opener. “The crowd is so energetic and it feels like postseason baseball,” he said. pic.twitter.com/edcfs1Ylfv

— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) April 13, 2022

Tyler O’Neill has given Woodruff trouble, going 4 for 13 (.308) with a double and three home runs. Yadier Molina has struggled against Woodruff as he is 3 for 17 (.177).

Cardinals vs Brewers Betting Outlook

Kolten Wong’s run-scoring triple in a two-run ninth proved to be the difference for the Brewers om Wednesday night in Baltimore.

The Orioles scored twice in the eighth off Devin Williams to tie the game at 2-2. The Brewers responded with Wong’s hit the bottom of the ninth. He scored on Rowdy Tellez’s double.

Kolten’s CLUTCH!@KoltenWong | #ThisIsMyCrew pic.twitter.com/ZU7iDmPF4m

— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 14, 2022

Josh Hader pitched a scoreless ninth and has saved each of Milwaukee’s three wins this season.

Albert Pujols stole the show in the Cardinals’ win over the Royals on Tuesday nigh with his first home run since returning to St. Louis as a free agent March 28. He played for the Cardinals from 2001-11 and helped them win two World Series.

The 42-year-old also singled twice and went 3 for 4. He is 3 for 9 in two games so far this season.

PUJOLS!

His first home run for the Cardinals since the 2011 World Series!

(via @BallySportsMW) pic.twitter.com/iGKOg67sOY

— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 13, 2022

Andrew Knizner blasted a three-run home run for the Cardinals. Nolan Arenado added a solo shot and is hitting .438 with nine RBIs and NL MVP odds of +2500.

The teams are meeting for the first time this season after the Cardinals won 11 of 19 meetings last year as Arenado hit .286 (19 for 67) with four doubles, five home runs and 14 RBIs.

Cardinals vs Brewers Last 10 Meetings

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score

9/30/21
Cardinals
Brewers
STL, 4-3

9/29/21
Cardinals
Brewers
MIL, 4-0

9/28/21
Cardinals
Brewers
STL, 6-2

9/23/21
Brewers
Cardinals
STL, 8-5

9/22/21
Brewers
Cardinals
STL, 10-2

9/21/21
Brewers
Cardinals
STL, 2-1

9/20/21
Brewers
Cardinals
STL, 5-2

9/5/21
Brewers
Cardinals
MIL, 6-5

9/4/21
Brewers
Cardinals
MIL, 4-0

9/3/21
Brewers
Cardinals
STL, 15-4

The series has been tight since the start of the 2017 season. The Brewers hold a slight 44-42 edge in that span.

Cardinals vs Brewers Injury Report

Brewers third baseman Luis Urias (quad) and is being replaced primarily by Jace Peterson. That could hurt against Wainwright as Urias is 4 for 8 lifetime off the veteran right-hander and Peterson is 3 for 17 (.177).

Cardinals vs Brewers Prediction

Woodruff has been selected to the last two All-Star Games and is tough to fade. However, the 40-year-old Wainwright keeps chugging along and is an enticing underdog play.

The Pick: Cardinals moneyline (+133)