There are a couple of great games pitting National League Central teams against teams from the NL West. The Milwaukee Brewers are in California to take on the San Francisco Giants, and the St. Louis Cardinals are hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers. This betting guide will give insight into the best value plays for these two games based on recent trends.
Milwaukee Brewers (-115) vs San Francisco Giants (-105)
Milwaukee starter Corbin Burnes has been on a tear, sporting a 1.74 ERA and 0.77 WHIP (walks+hits per inning pitched) over his last three starts. He’s also been awesome on the road this season, going 4-1 with a 1.62 ERA and 0.86 WHIP away from home. Carlos Rodon threw a complete game in his last start, allowing just three hits and a run while striking out 12 in a 3-1 win over the San Diego Padres on July 9. Both of these starters are close but lean towards Burnes and the Brewers (-115) in this one.
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The under is 4-1-2 in Rodon’s last six starts, but the over has landed in six of Burnes’ last eight outings. A lot of that has to do with the Brewers, who have won eight of his last 11 starts. With as good as these pitchers have been, this is still a ridiculously low total. The Giants have scored six runs or more in four of their last five, and the Brewers have done the same in their last four. Take the over (O6, -115).
Los Angeles Dodgers (-150) vs St. Louis Cardinals (+125)
After a rocking start to the season, Los Angeles starter Tyler Anderson is starting to look human. He has just one win in his last four starts and has posted an ERA of 3.72 over his last three. Los Angeles took a 7-6 victory on Wednesday, and the Dodgers have won eight of their last nine. Cardinals starter Dakota Hudson has struggled lately, too, giving up nine runs on 17 hits and six walks over his last 15 innings pitched. Take the Dodgers (-150) in this one.
Hudson has been a little rocky, but the total has gone under in each of his last three starts. It’s also gone under in five of the last eight starts by Anderson. Before going over the total on Wednesday, the Cardinals had gone under in nine straight games. This looks like it could be another low-scoring contest, as Hudson has been stingy at home (2.62 ERA in 44.2 innings pitched). Take the under (U9,-115).
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