The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals open an important NL Central showdown on Thursday when the division rivals face off at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Brewers (28-16) lead the NL Central by 3.5 games over the Cardinals (24-19). Eric Lauer of Milwaukee (4-1, 2.16 ERA) takes the mound against Adam Wainwright of St. Louis (5-3, 2.87). St. Louis is a -125 money-line favorite in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Cardinals vs. Brewers odds, while Milwaukee is a +105 underdog.
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. ET and the game is one of 11 on MLB’s schedule for Thursday. Elsewhere in the majors, the AL East’s top two teams — the Yankees and Rays — open a four-game series in Florida, and two-way star Shohei Ohtani takes the mound for the Angels against the Blue Jays. Before making any picks or MLB bets, be sure to review the baseball predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has locked in three confident MLB best bets for Thursday. Games don’t start until 7:10 p.m. ET, so there’s still plenty of time to make your MLB picks. If you successfully spoke the picks, you’d have a nearly 21-1 win. You can only see the model’s MLB picks on SportsLine.
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The model, which ran 10,000 simulations in each of Thursday’s 11 games, takes Cleveland (+120) to defeat Detroit at 7:10 p.m. ET (see tickets on StubHub). The Guardians are coming off a three-game series against Houston in which they faced defending champions the AL. Cleveland beat the Astros, 6-1, in Game 1 of the series, lost Game 2 and lost a close decision, 2-1, in Wednesday’s rubber game. Meanwhile, the Tigers just dropped two of three to the Twins.
Jose Ramirez is having a career-best season so far. The three-time Silver Slugger leads the majors in RBI (43), ranks fifth in OPS (1.015) and sixth in home runs (11). He also leads the team in batting average (.293), on-base percentage (.389) and hits (44).
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The model also locked in three other best bets for Thursday, including a play on an even bigger underdog. You can see the model’s best MLB Thursday bets and parries only on SportsLine.
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