The St. Louis Cardinals and the Milwaukee Brewers meet on Friday from Busch Stadium. Al odds for all games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Cardinals are still holding on to one of the wild-card spots in the National League, but they need to keep winning to secure a playoff berth. They sit 8.5 games back in their division and are strictly going for the wildcard as of now. Their pitching staff has gotten better as the season has gone on which is led to a big part of their success. Tonight they will start Kyle Lohse who has been the ace of the staff this season. In 179 innings of work Lohse is pitching to 2.81 ERA.
The Milwaukee Brewers have been playing pretty good baseball lately going 7-3 in their last 10 games, but after a dreadful start they still sit 15.5 games back for the division lead. They will start Yovani Gallardo tonight who has won his last six decisions. In 173 innings of work Gallardo has just allowed just 159 hits.
St. Louis is 5-1 in their last six games against a team with a losing record, 21-7 in their last 28 home games, and 7-2 in Lohse’s last nine starts. Milwaukee is 13-3 in their last 16 games overall, 6-2 in their last eight road games, and 13-3 in Gallardo’s last 16 starts. Milwaukee is 1-6 in their last seven games in St. Louis.
Although we like Gallardo, Lohse has been spectacular this season as well. Give us St. Louis at home as a moneyline favorite at the online sportsbooks.