|Game||St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves|
|Date & Time||Monday October 7, 2019, 3:07 PM (EDT)|
STL -130 O/U 8.5
The Atlanta Braves will look to advance to the NLCS when the take on the St. Louis Cardinals from Busch Stadium on Monday afternoon. In Game Three, Atlanta rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth inning to score an improbable 3-1 road victory. Dansby Swanson tied the game with a two-out double and Adam Duvall followed with a two-run single for the Braves. ,
Atlanta manager Brian Snitker has yet to name a starting pitcher for this matchup. He is likely to choose between southpaw Dallas Keuchel (8-8 3.75 ERA) or right-hander Julio Teheran (10-11 3.81 ERA)..
The St. Louis Cardinals won 50 of their 81 home games during the regular season and need to win this game to force a winner-take-all game in Atlanta. On Sunday, St. Louis closer Carlos Martinez allowed five baserunners and took the loss. Marcel Ozuna collected two hits and scored the only run for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals will counter with twenty-five year old righty Dakota Hudson (16-7 3.35 ERA) on Monday. St. Louis won seven of Hudson’s last ten starts and he has allowed just 16 earned runs over his last 61 innings.
Recent Betting Trends
- Braves are 1-5 in their last 6 road games.
- Cardinals are 20-8 in their last 28 home games.
- Over is 11-4 in Braves last 15 playoff road games.
- Over is 8-2 in Cardinals last 10 playoff games.
- Braves are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis.
Atlanta OF Ender Inciarte (quad) has been ruled out for the NLDS and likely for the entire postseason. Through 162 regular season games, Atlanta ranked 7th in OPS and 7th in runs scored. For the season, St. Louis ranked 21st in OPS and 19th in runs scored. Take the Cardinals to even this best-of-five series with a home victory. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals win 6-4.