Cardinals vs Brewers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 8 (Surging Brewers Prove Oddsmakers Wrong)

St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game. / AP Photos/Morry Gash

Cardinals vs Brewers Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: American Family Field -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Coverage: ESPN+

The St. Louis Cardinals (2-5) and Milwaukee Brewers (6-1) continue their three-game series when the NL Central rivals collide at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 8.

The Brewers hardly broke a sweat in Friday's meeting, picking up a 4-0 victory over the Cardinals. Brandon Woodruff pitched 5 1/3 solid innings for Milwaukee, striking out four batters while only giving up four hits while Willy Adames tallied his first home run of the season.

Can the Brewers recreate last night's result? Or will the Cardinals take one step closer to a .500 record with a road win?

Cardinals vs Brewers Odds & Spread

  • All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: STL: (-162) | MIL: (+136)
  • Spread: STL: -1.5 (+112) | MIL: +1.5 (-134)
  • Total: 9 -- Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

The Cardinals enter this contest as road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 9 runs with the under being favored at -115 odds.

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Cardinals vs Brewers Betting Trends

  • St. Louis is 1-4 straight up in its last five road games.
  • Milwaukee is 6-0 straight up in its last six games.
  • The total has hit the under in five of St. Louis' last seven road games against Milwaukee.
  • The total has hit the under in six of Milwaukee's last seven games against the NL Central.

Cardinals vs Brewers Prediction & Pick

Jordan Montgomery enters tonight's game as the Cardinals' starting pitcher. While the veteran is 1-0 to begin the 2023 campaign, he did give up 3 runs on 6 hits over 6 innings in a 9-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Montgomery was also lit up to the tune of 6 runs on 5 hits over 5 innings in his last meeting with Milwaukee.

Standing opposite Montgomery is Eric Lauer. The Brewers fan-favorite led his team to a 9-5 win against the Chicago Cubs last week, lasting 5 1/3 innings while only giving up a pair of runs on 5 hits while striking out 6 batters.

Even though the Cardinals are favored, I can't agree with oddsmakers. They've had issues scoring runs while preventing them, getting outscored 21-7 over their four-game skid. Now they have to face the Brewers again, who are scoring an average of 7 runs over their six-game winning streak, tallying at least 9 runs three times during that span.

Until the Cardinals can live up to the preseason hype, it's wise to back the hotter hand. Expect the Brewers to keep their winning ways coming.

Final Score Prediction: Brewers: 5 | Cardinals: 2

Cardinals vs Brewers Best Bet

When it comes to the best bet, I'm backing the Brewers on the moneyline. Not only are they the clear-cut better team, but they're undefeated at American Family Field this season, winning their first four home games by an average of 5.3 runs. Meanwhile, the Cardinals have looked horrible during their skid and have also lost three of their last four trips to Milwaukee.

With plus odds giving the home team some decent value, backing the Brewers as moneyline underdogs is the way to go.

Bet: Milwaukee Brewers Moneyline (+136)

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