Brewers vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 8, 2021

Written By Staff on April 8, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals are on the moneyline in their home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers () at Busch Stadium on Thursday. The game starts at 4:15 PM ET. Milwaukee’s Corbin Burnes starts against St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright.

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 bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Brewers vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Burnes (MIL) Pitcher Wainwright (STL)
0 – 1 W/L 0 – 1
6.1 IP 2.2
1.42 ERA 20.25
0.160 WHIP 3.000
15.6 K/9 3.4
0.0 BB/9 3.4

Brewers Probable Starter Corbin Burnes

  • The Brewers were favored on the moneyline for one Burnes start this season — they lost.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 8, 2021 at 6:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Burnes

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul DeJong 11 .364 4 1 4 .417 1.144
Paul Goldschmidt 11 .455 5 1 2 .455 1.273
Matt Carpenter 9 .333 3 2 2 .400 1.511
Yadier Molina 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Tommy Edman 3 .333 1 0 0 .600 .933
Nolan Arenado 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Dylan Carlson 2 .500 1 1 2 .500 2.500
Tyler O’Neill 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cardinals Probable Starter Adam Wainwright

  • His team lost his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 8, 2021 at 6:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Wainwright

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Lorenzo Cain 21 .286 6 0 3 .286 .762
Christian Yelich 17 .353 6 0 0 .500 .912
Keston Hiura 11 .273 3 1 4 .273 .909
Travis Shaw 9 .222 2 0 2 .300 .633
Daniel Vogelbach 7 .143 1 1 1 .250 .821
Avisaíl García 7 .429 3 0 0 .429 .858
Omar Narváez 6 .333 2 0 1 .429 .762
Jackie Bradley Jr. 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Manny Piña 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Brewers Betting Trends

  • Last season the Brewers scored the fifth-fewest runs in baseball (247 total, 4.1 per game).
  • The Brewers put together an 18-19 record in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 48.6% of those games).
  • In games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -136 or shorter, Milwaukee had a record of 11-12 (47.8%).
  • Milwaukee combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 24 times last season for a 24-29-5 record against the over/under.
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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Cardinals won 14 out of the 28 games, or 50%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Last season, St. Louis won eight of its 18 games, or 44.4%, when they were the underdog by at least +116 on the moneyline.
  • St. Louis and its opponents went over the total last season in 21 of their 52 opportunities.

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. hit .283 a season ago with 11 doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB play, Bradley was not in the top 10 in hits and RBI.
  • Christian Yelich hit .205 with seven doubles, a triple, 12 home runs and 44 walks.
  • Yelich did not rank among the top hitters in baseball among the qualifying hitters in MLB.

Brewers Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Keston Hiura 217 .212 30 13 32 .291 .701
Christian Yelich 200 .205 39 12 22 .351 .781
Jackie Bradley Jr. 191 .283 32 7 22 .361 .811
Avisaíl García 181 .238 20 2 15 .327 .653
Kolten Wong 181 .265 26 1 16 .346 .672
Travis Shaw 163 .239 17 6 17 .306 .717
Daniel Vogelbach 115 .209 16 6 16 .326 .717
Luis Urías 109 .239 11 0 11 .308 .602
Omar Narváez 108 .176 8 2 10 .294 .563
Manny Piña 39 .231 4 2 5 .333 .743

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Last season, Paul Goldschmidt hit .304 with six home runs and 21 RBI.
  • Goldschmidt’s .304 BA ranked 19th, and his .417 OBP ranked sixth among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Nolan Arenado slugged eight homers and finished with 26 RBI.
  • Arenado fell outside of the league leaders in home runs and RBI among qualified hitters in the majors.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 204 .250 29 5 26 .317 .685
Paul Goldschmidt 191 .304 31 6 21 .417 .883
Nolan Arenado 182 .253 23 8 26 .293 .727
Paul DeJong 152 .250 17 3 25 .322 .671
Yadier Molina 145 .262 12 4 16 .303 .662
Matt Carpenter 140 .186 22 4 24 .321 .635
Tyler O’Neill 139 .173 20 7 19 .261 .621
Dylan Carlson 110 .200 11 3 16 .252 .616
Andrew Knizner 16 .250 1 0 4 .235 .548
Justin Williams 5 .200 0 0 0 .333 .533

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