Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview (August 17): Burnes, Brewers Bid to Cool Off Cardinals in St. Louis

By | August 17, 2021

Even though it’s still mid-August, you will no longer find AL Central futures odds among MLB betting odds, as the Chicago White Sox will win that division handily barring a collapse of the most epic proportions. There’s a good chance that the NL Central could join those ranks before September, with the Milwaukee Brewers currently 7.5 games ahead of the Cincinnati Reds entering today. But even though there is not much of a division race at the moment, today’s Brewers-Cardinals game is a must-see matchup because it features two of the league’s hottest teams.

The Cardinals have won eight of nine games to gain some measure of respectability. If they want to continue to make a push they have to be able to beat the division’s best team. The Cardinals have not gained any real ground in the NL Central thanks to the Brewers staying hot in the second half, but they are inching their way up the NL Wild Card standings.

MLB Betting Matchup: Milwaukee Brewers (72-47) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (61-56), Bally Sports Midwest, 7:45 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Milwaukee Brewers: Corbin Burnes (7-4, 2.23 ERA)
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Adam Wainwright (11-6, 3.27 ERA)

Brewers vs. Cardinals Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Milwaukee -160, St. Louis +135
  • Total: OVER 7 (-112), UNDER 7 (-108)
  • Run Line: Milwaukee -1.5 (-110), St. Louis +1.5 (-133)

Odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook as of Tuesday, August 17, at 10:03 am ET. For MLB betting odds for today’s other matchups, check out our MLB odds.

Brewers vs. Cardinals Betting Consensus

  • Moneyline: Milwaukee 100%, St. Louis 0%
  • Total: OVER 50%, UNDER 50%
  • Run Line: Milwaukee 25%, St. Louis 75%

Milwaukee Brewers vs St. Louis Cardinals August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Outlook

Milwaukee Showing No Sign of Letting Up

The Brewers are now on pace to set a franchise record for wins, and there is a lot to like about this team. They pitch well, and their offense has gotten better as the season has progressed. And there are encouraging signs for former MVP Christian Yelich, who has had little go his way since tearing it up in Milwaukee in 2018 and 2019. Yelich has hits in five straight games and is hitting .350 (7 for 20) in that span, raising his average from .226 to .236.

These teams have played just two series against each other so far and have split the six games played. They are going to be seeing a lot of each other between now and the end of the season, and this is a great chance for the Brewers to bury the Cardinals before they become a real nuisance. Milwaukee is 40-20 on the road this season, which is tops in the league.

St. Louis Still Has a Lot to Prove

The Cardinals have beaten up on bad teams to become relevant again. This is a series to make a statement. When you look at their schedule, you can’t write them off too quickly because they have lots of games against the Brewers and Reds. They also have a slew of potential easy wins against the Cubs and Pirates too. They are interesting, for now.

All season long it has been a struggle for the Cardinals to generate offense. They are in for a real test against one of MLB’s top pitching staffs.

Corbin Burnes Home vs. Away

  • Home: 3-4, 2.38 ERA, 64.1 IP, 92 Ks, 14 BBs
  • Away: 4-0, 2.06 ERA, 56.2 IP, 80 Ks, 7 BBs

Adam Wainwright Home vs Away

  • Home: 6-4, 2.78 ERA, 94 IP, 85 Ks, 19 BBs
  • Away: 5-2, 4.12 ERA, 54.2, 52 Ks, 18 BBs

Burnes has been sizzling most of the season and is coming off of his best start of the year. Last time out, he held the Cubs to only four hits with 15 Ks and no walks over eight innings. His road stats make him tough to fade too.

Wainwright has had an impressive season. His home splits are great, and he is also coming off of his best start of the year. Against the Pirates, he tossed a complete game shutout, with just two hits allowed. Both pitchers are in great form.

Brewers vs. Cardinals August 17 Best Bet

Brewers -1.5

I love that “Waino” is having a renaissance but I still think Burnes gives the Brewers more of an edge and I love when they have an off day to reset their bullpen. The Cards have a nice lineup on paper but it is the Brewers that have been actually producing.

MLB Betting Matchups: Tuesday, August 17

MLB Betting Matchup: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees, MLB Network, 1:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Boston Red Sox: Tanner Houck (0-3, 2.93 ERA)
  • New York Yankees: Jordan Montgomery (4-5, 3.69 ERA)

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees, MLB Network, 7:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Boston Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (10-7, 3.92 ERA)
  • New York Yankees: Luis Gil (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

MLB Betting Matchup: Toronto Blue Jays vs Washingon Nationals, YouTube, 7:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (5-1, 2.58 ERA)
  • Washington Nationals: Erick Fedde (4-8, 5.12 ERA)

Toronto Blue Jays vs Washington Nationals August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds, Bally Sports Ohio, 7:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (13-5, 4.15 ERA)
  • Cincinnati Reds: Vladimir Gutierrez (8-3, 3.95 ERA)

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers, Bally Sports Detroit, 7:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Los Angeles Angels: Dylan Bundy (2-9, 6.17 ERA)
  • Detroit Tigers: Casey Mize (6-6, 3.66 ERA)

Los Angeles Angels vs Detroit Tigers August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays, Bally Sports Sun, 7:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Baltimore Orioles: John Means (5-4, 3.21 ERA)
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Drew Rasmussen (1-1, 3.98 ERA)

Baltimore Orioles vs Tampa Bay Rays August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins, Bally Sports Florida, 7:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Atlanta Braves: Huascar Ynoa (4-2, 3.02 ERA)
  • Miami Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (7-10, 3.52 ERA)

Atlanta Braves vs Miami Marlins August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers, Bally Sports Southwest, 8:05 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Seattle Mariners: Tyler Anderson (5-8, 4.24 ERA)
  • Texas Rangers: Spencer Howard (0-3, 5.61 ERA)

Seattle Mariners vs Texas Rangers August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals, Bally Sports Kansas City, 8:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Houston Astros: Framber Valdez (8-3, 3.09 ERA)
  • Kansas City Royals: Daniel Lynch (2-3, 5.97 ERA)

Houston Astros vs Kansas City Royals August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins, Bally Sports North, 8:10 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Cleveland Indians: Eli Morgan (1-5, 6.52 ERA)
  • Minnesota Twins: Bailey Ober (1-1, 4.53 ERA)

Cleveland Indians vs Minnesota Twins August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Oakland A’s vs Chicago White Sox, ESPN, 8:10 PM ET,

Probable Pitchers

  • Oakland A’s: Chris Bassitt (12-3, 3.06 ERA)
  • Chicago White Sox: Reynaldo Lopez (1-0, 1.35 ERA)

Oakland A’s vs Chicago White Sox August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies, SportsNet Rocky Mountain, 8:40 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • San Diego Padres: Matt Strahm (0-0, 8.44 ERA)
  • Colorado Rockies: German Marquez (10-9, 3.77 ERA)

San Diego Padres vs Colorado Rockies August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks, Bally Sports Arizona, 9:40 PM ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Philadelphia Phillies: Kyle Gibson (8-4, 2.91)
  • Arizona Diamondbacks: TBD

Philadelphia Phillies vs Arizona Diamondbacks August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: New York Mets vs San Francisco Giants, NBC Sports Bay Area, 9:45 M ET

Probable Pitchers

  • New York Mets: Marcus Stroman (8-11, 2.79 ERA)
  • San Francisco Giants: Logan Webb (6-3, 2.96 ERA)

New York Mets vs San Francisco Giants August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

MLB Betting Matchup: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers, SportsNet LA, 10:10 M ET

Probable Pitchers

  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Wil Crowe (3-7, 5.27 ERA)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: David Price (4-1, 3.60 ERA)

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Los Angeles Dodgers August 17 Betting Matchup: Picks, Odds, Stats and More

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