Cardinals Vs Brewers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 26, 2022

Written By Staff on May 25, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (24-19) host the Milwaukee Brewers (28-16) on Thursday to begin a four-game series, with the first pitch at 7:45 PM ET at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals enter the matchup after a series split with the Blue Jays, and the Brewers are coming off a series win over the Padres. Adam Wainwright gets the starting nod for St. Louis (-122 to win), and Eric Lauer is Milwaukee’s (+104) pick to start.

The betting insights in what follows are based off odds valid as of May 26, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Brewers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Wainwright (STL) Pitcher Lauer (MIL)
5 – 3 W/L 4 – 1
47.0 IP 41.2
2.87 ERA 2.16
1.191 WHIP 0.936
6.9 K/9 11.7
3.4 BB/9 1.7

Cardinals Probable Starter Adam Wainwright

  • The Cardinals will send Wainwright (5-3) to make his ninth start of the season. He is 5-3 with a 2.87 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 47 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Friday, the righty went 7 2/3 innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates, allowing one earned run while surrendering four hits.
  • The 40-year-old has a 2.87 ERA and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings in eight games this season.
  • Wainwright is trying to record his fifth straight quality start in this game.
  • He will take the mound against a Brewers offense that ranks 19th in MLB with 339 total hits (on a .234 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .404 (seventh in MLB) with 57 total home runs (fourth in MLB).
  • Among pitchers who qualify in MLB play this season, the 40-year-old ranks 21st in ERA (2.87), 35th in WHIP (1.191), and 47th in K/9 (6.9).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 26, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Brewers Stats vs Wainwright

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Andrew McCutchen 74 .284 21 2 10 .321 .794
Christian Yelich 32 .250 8 0 0 .368 .712
Lorenzo Cain 31 .226 7 0 3 .250 .605
Jace Peterson 18 .222 4 0 1 .263 .485
Omar Narváez 17 .353 6 1 4 .450 1.097
Keston Hiura 14 .286 4 1 5 .286 .929
Kolten Wong 13 .308 4 0 1 .400 1.015
Victor Caratini 9 .333 3 1 2 .455 1.122
Luis Urías 8 .500 4 1 2 .600 1.475
Rowdy Tellez 7 .286 2 0 0 .375 .804

Brewers Probable Starter Eric Lauer

  • The Brewers will hand the ball to Lauer (4-1) for his eighth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 7 2/3 innings without allowing a run on five hits in a matchup with the Washington Nationals.
  • The 26-year-old has pitched to a 2.16 ERA this season with 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.7 walks per nine across seven games.
  • He has started seven games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in five of them.
  • The Cardinals are batting .254 this season, third in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .399 (11th in the league) with 41 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 26, 2022 at 7:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Lauer

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nolan Arenado 12 .250 3 0 0 .438 .688
Harrison Bader 8 .250 2 1 1 .250 .875
Corey Dickerson 7 .143 1 0 1 .143 .429
Paul Goldschmidt 7 .000 0 0 0 .222 .222
Tommy Edman 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Albert Pujols 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have won 63.6% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (14-8).
  • St. Louis has a 12-6 record (winning 66.7% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -122 or shorter.
  • Based on this matchup’s moneyline, the Cardinals have an implied win probability of 55%.
  • St. Louis has combined with opponents to go over the total 22 times this season for a 22-19-2 record against the over/under.
  • The Cardinals have covered 55.8% of their games this season, going 24-19-0 ATS.
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Brewers Betting Trends

  • The Brewers have entered the game as underdogs six times this season and won three of those games.
  • Milwaukee has entered five games this season as the underdog by +104 or more and is 3-2 in those contests.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Brewers, based on the moneyline, is 49%.
  • Milwaukee and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 19 of their 44 opportunities.
  • In 44 games with a spread this season, the Brewers are 20-24-0 ATS.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has racked up an on-base percentage of .411, a slugging percentage of .575, and has 55 hits, all club-bests for the Cardinals. He’s hitting .344 with 16 doubles, seven home runs and 19 walks.
  • Goldschmidt ranks fifth in batting average, fifth in on base percentage, and 10th in slugging among qualifying hitters in baseball.
  • Goldschmidt has hit safely in 16 straight games. In his last 10 games he is batting .465 with eight doubles, four home runs, two walks and 17 RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado has 13 doubles, nine home runs and 16 walks while hitting .288.
  • Arenado’s batting average ranks 29th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 40th, and he is 13th in the league in slugging.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .278 with seven doubles, three triples, four home runs and 19 walks.
  • Harrison Bader is hitting .246 with five doubles, four home runs and nine walks.
  • Bader has safely hit in six games in a row. During his last eight outings he is hitting .286 with a double, a home run and five RBI.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul Goldschmidt 160 .344 25 7 33 .411 .986
Tommy Edman 158 .278 33 4 21 .367 .804
Nolan Arenado 156 .288 20 9 32 .351 .896
Harrison Bader 138 .246 21 4 15 .300 .670
Corey Dickerson 82 .183 8 0 9 .236 .456
Juan Yepez 73 .288 13 4 7 .358 .851
Andrew Knizner 67 .269 5 1 10 .364 .722
Albert Pujols 66 .227 11 4 12 .329 .768
Brendan Donovan 54 .333 11 1 9 .471 .971
Edmundo Sosa 51 .235 9 0 3 .304 .559

Brewers Players to Watch

  • Rowdy Tellez leads Milwaukee with 35 hits, batting .246 this season with 20 extra-base hits.
  • Among all qualified hitters in MLB, Tellez’s batting average ranks 82nd, his on-base percentage ranks 91st, and he is 15th in slugging percentatge.
  • Christian Yelich is slashing .238/.326/.400 this season and leads the Brewers with an OPS of .726.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Yelich’s batting average places him 100th, his on-base percentage ranks 74th, and he is 89th in slugging.
  • Kolten Wong has 32 hits this season and has a slash line of .222/.307/.368.
  • Andrew McCutchen has been key for Milwaukee with 31 hits, an OBP of .309 plus a slugging percentage of .374.

Brewers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Christian Yelich 160 .238 29 5 20 .326 .726
Kolten Wong 144 .222 20 3 13 .307 .675
Rowdy Tellez 142 .246 19 9 33 .318 .832
Andrew McCutchen 123 .252 15 3 16 .309 .683
Tyrone Taylor 101 .238 8 4 18 .284 .720
Lorenzo Cain 100 .180 13 0 4 .245 .455
Jace Peterson 90 .200 17 3 9 .294 .627
Omar Narváez 87 .230 7 2 8 .337 .693
Luis Urías 70 .271 14 3 7 .381 .795
Victor Caratini 51 .176 3 1 4 .271 .526

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