It is only July but a big series in the National League Central gets underway on Tuesday as the Milwaukee Brewers host the St. Louis Cardinals. The Brewers are not playing well, having lost four of their last five and they believe this is a must-win series against the Cardinals. "It's crucial," Ryan Braun said, "We don't want to dig ourselves too big of a hole. It's always important to have some momentum going into the second half to show everybody that we're for real and that we can make a move and improve our ballclub. We need to be headed in the right direction and not the wrong direction in order to do that."


SBG Global reports that early MLB Betting has the public taking Brewers at Home.


Milwaukee has won four of the six games against St. Louis this season but they are facing a St. Louis Cardinals team that has won four of their last five and has superstar Albert Pujols who is red-hot. Pujols leads the league with 31 home runs and 82 RBIs.


This is a key week before the All-Star break for both teams as after this series the Brewers host the Dodgers while the Cardinals visit the Cubs.


Milwaukee sends Yovani Gallardo to the mound on Tuesday.  He is 8-5 with a 2.75 ERA this season.  He gave up just one run and five hits in seven innings in his last start against the Mets but got no run support in a 1-0 loss.  Gallardo has had very little run support this season.  He is pitching great though and has a 1.70 ERA in his last eight starts.


St. Louis goes with Adam Wainwright on Tuesday.  He is 8-5 with a 3.32 ERA.  He allowed just one run and six hits in his last outing against San Francisco.  He is 1-1 against Milwaukee this year but has allowed only two runs and seven hits in those 15 innings.


Here are the MLB Betting stats for Tuesday’s game. The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 overall. The Cardinals are 8-3 in their last 11 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Cardinals are 7-1 in Wainwright’s last 8 road starts. The Cardinals are 3-11 in the last 14 meetings between the two teams.


SBG Global Current Line: Brewers  -  146 ,  Total  7.5 Over - 115


The Brewers are 5-12 in their last 17 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Brewers are 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The Brewers are 5-2 in Gallardo’s last 7 home starts.


The Under is 6-2-1 in the Cardinals last 9 games as a road underdog. The Over is 11-1-1 in Wainwright’s last 13 road starts. The Over is 5-2 in the Brewers last 7 overall. The Under is 4-1 in Gallardo’s last 5 home starts.