Brewers vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 8, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 8, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals will play their first home game of the season on Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers, starting at 4:15 PM ET. The Brewers are -136 favorites on the moneyline for the matchup. Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes and St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 8, 2021, 3:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Brewers vs Cardinals Betting Lines

Brewers Betting Insights

  • The Brewers won 18, or 48.6%, of the 37 games they played as favorites last season.
  • Last season, Milwaukee won 11 of its 23 games, or 47.8%, when favored by at least -136 on the moneyline.
  • The Brewers have a 55.4% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Milwaukee and its opponents hit the over in 24 of their 58 games with a total last season.

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Cardinals Betting Insights

  • The Cardinals came away with 14 wins in the 28 contests they were listed as the underdogs in last season.
  • St. Louis had a win-loss record of 8-10 when favored by +116 or worse by sportsbooks last year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cardinals have a 44.6% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Contests with St. Louis went over the total set by bookmakers in 21 of 52 chances last season.

Cardinals Probable Pitcher – Adam Wainwright

  • Wainwright (0-1) gets the start for the Cardinals, his second of the season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 8, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Brewers Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 3-3
Home 1-2
Road 2-1
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 3-3
Day Games 1-1
Night Games 2-2

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Brewers Probable Pitcher – Corbin Burnes

  • Burnes will take to the mound for the Brewers, his second start of the season.
  • Among qualified pitchers this season, the 26-year-old’s 1.42 ERA ranks 12th, his .160 WHIP ranks second, his 11 strikeouts rank 14th, and his 15.60 K/9 ranks third.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 8, 2021 at 6:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cardinals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 4-2
Home 0-0
Road 4-2
vs LHP (Starters) 1-0
vs RHP (Starters) 3-2
Day Games 1-2
Night Games 3-0

Brewers Hitting Stats

  • The Brewers ranked 16th in MLB play with 75 home runs last season. They averaged 1.3 per game.
  • The Brewers hit 36 homers away from home last season (1.1 per game).
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. finished last season with seven home runs, 22 RBI and a batting average of .283.
  • Kolten Wong hit .265 with an OBP of .346 and a slugging percentage of .326.

Cardinals Hitting Stats

  • The Cardinals’ 51 home runs ranked last in MLB last season.
  • They hit 30 homers, an average of 1 per game, in 30 home contests last season.
  • Paul Goldschmidt hit six home runs while racking up a batting average of .304 last season.
  • Nolan Arenado hit eight home runs with 26 runs batted in last year.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Brewers (-136)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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