MLB Prop Bets: Cardinals vs Brewers (Aug 14)

  • The Brewers defeated the Cardinals by a score of 3-2 on Saturday.
  • The Cardinals came up short despite scoring a run in the bottom of the 10th inning.
  • The Brewers are 7-7 against the Cardinals so far this season.

If you’re looking for some of the best MLB prop bets, you’ve certainly come to the right place!

The Brewers improved to 61-51 on the season, now back to within a half a game of the division lead. The Cardinals dropped to 62-51, still leading the NL Central.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Milwaukee Brewers Schedule

  • When: Sunday Aug 14, 2022, at 2:15 p.m ET
  • Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
  • How to Watch: ESPN+

Cardinals vs Brewers Vegas Odds

MLB Prop Bets: Cardinals vs Brewers

Paul Goldschmidt O/U 0.5 Total RBIs

The first MLB prop bet features Cardinals star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. At 34 years old, Goldschmidt is having a career year, hitting .330 with a 1.028 OPS, both good for 2nd in all of baseball.

Goldschmidt is especially dangerous against left-handed pitching. While facing southpaw opposing pitchers this season, Goldschmidt is hitting an incredible .443, with a 1.367 OPS.

Jul 30, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA;  St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (46) looks down the line during a first inning at bat against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Faced with a left-handed starter in Aaron Ashby (2-10, 4.32 ERA), Goldschmidt is sure to have another hard-hitting game. I’m confident he’ll exit the weekend with a couple more RBIs under his belt.

Prop BetOdds
Paul Goldschmidt over 0.5 total runs batted in+215

Aaron Ashby O/U 4.5 Strikeouts

Speaking of Brewers starting pitcher Aaron Ashby, Sunday’s matchup will feature his second opportunity of the season to face the Cardinals. In their previous matchup on April 17, Ashby gave up 3 runs in 4 innings, although none of the runs were earned.

Ashby has 103 strikeouts in 21 outings this season, averaging about 4.9 strikeouts per game. He only managed to blow by 4 batters in his previous matchup with the Cardinals.

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This is a close call, but Ashby managed to strike out 5 or more batters in each of his last 3 outings. The Cardinals’ batting lineup is prone to strikeouts, and I think he’ll make that streak 4 in a row on Sunday.

Prop BetOdds
Aaron Ashby over 4.5 strikeouts+105

Christian Yelich O/U 0.5 Total Hits

Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich continued to struggle in Saturday’s win, going 0 for 4 at the plate. Yelich is hitting just .184 in the month of August thus far.

Yelich has had the opportunity to face Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas (8-9, 3.50 ERA) three times this season. In those 3 games, he went 0 for 13 at the plate. Yelich is 5 for 31 (.161) in his career against Mikolas.

Aug 10, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Christian Yelich (22) flips his bat after being icalled out on strikes against the Tampa Bay Rays in the seventh inning at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports
Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

With Yelich’s recent struggles at the plate only serving to exacerbate his inability to hit Mikolas, he’s likely to finish Sunday’s matchup with another 0-for. I’m confident in taking the under here.

Prop BetOdds
Christian Yelich under 0.5 total hits-125

Miles Mikolas O/U 3.5 Earned Runs

Mikolas does have a lot of success against Yelich, but his performances against the Brewers as a whole have been up and down. In 18.2 innings pitched against them, he surrendered 9 earned runs, equivalent to a 4.34 ERA.

In his last start on August 9, Mikolas got absolutely hammered by the Rockies. After pitching just 2.2 innings, he gave up a whopping 10 earned runs on 14 hits.

Mikolas is likely to bounce back to some extent on Sunday, but I still expect him to give up a handful of runs in what should be a high-scoring matchup.

Prop BetOdds
Miles Mikolas over 3.5 earned runs-115
Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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