Braves at Cardinals 8/13/17 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Atlanta Braves vs. Saint Louis Cardinals
MLB: 2:15 PM EST
Aug. 13, 2017
Latest Odds : STL -185 Total 8.5
St. Louis stands at a record of 60-56 so far on the year. They have an outside opportunity to make the playoffs. But the team needs to continue to win down the stretch too. They will host the Braves at Busch Stadium for their fans. The Cardinals compete in the National League Central division. They face stiff competition as part of their schedule as well. The Cardinals won the World Series as recently as 2011 and have a talented team.
Manage Mike Matheny has revitalized the lineup for the Cardinals. Adam Wainwright has pitched for the Cardinals in several important games. He is currently 12-5 as a pitcher on the year. Expect their bull pen to limit hitting opportunities against many teams. Great batters are in the lineup and will make an appearance as well. Carpenter and Molina scored notable runs during their latest game. Fans are excited about the post-season opportunities waiting for St. Louis.
The Atlanta Braves are a popular team in the National League. But they have struggled and missed the playoffs during some recent years. They play in the East Division and need to improve significantly. The Braves currently have a 51-62 record and are 4th in their respective division. The team travels to play against the Cardinals in their next game. Expect Lucas Sims to start as their pitcher in that contest. He is 0-2 on the year, with an ERA of 5.25. Those were his first career starts and he wants to improve.
Recent Betting Trends:
Braves are 1-5 in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
Under is 5-1-1 in Braves last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Over is 6-0 in Cardinals last 6 on grass.
Free Betting Pick: St Louis Cardinals -1.5 (-105)
This Cardinals team is on fire and on Sunday finish off series sweep winning 9th game in a row. St Louis bats have heated up but it's the big starting pitching edge that makes this a near lock. Lay the run line with the Cardinals to gain betting value in this one. Final Score Prediction, St Louis Cardinals win 6-3.