Cardinals at Braves 5/15/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Saint Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves
MLB: 7:20 PM EST
May. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : ATL -141 Total 9
The Cardinals will be facing the Braves in this game here and it will be the second game of the series for the Cardinals and Braves. The Cardinals, though, are trying to run down the division leaders as are the Braves. The main difference being the Braves are playing over the five hundred mark and even on the home field the Braves are at the five hundred mark. With the Cardinals, they are 2 games under the five hundred mark on the road and will need to try to level to five hundred or not better in this series.
Marcell Ozuna is the Cardinals player who leads the team in power with a total of 11 homers and 34 RBIs. The leading hitter for the Cardinals is Jose Martinez who has been able to hit at a clip of .339. Ronald Acuna Jr. has led the Braves in power with 8 homers, Dansby Swanson has driven in 25 runners. Freddie Freeman has been able to hit at a clip of .308 on the season.
Michael Wacha is the pitcher who the Braves are putting on the mound. This season so far Wacha has thrown 37 innings with 35 strikeouts, but also has 39 hits and 22 walks. Wacha has a 3-0 record with a 5.35 ERA on the season so far.
Mike Soroka is the pitcher who will be heading to the mound for the Braves. He has thrown 29.2 innings with 31 strikeouts, 20 hits and 11 walks. Soroka has been able to post a 3-1 record with a 1.21 ERA so far on the year.
Recent Betting Trends:
Braves are 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Over is 11-5-1 in Cardinals last 17 during game 2 of a series.
Over is 4-1 in Braves last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Cardinals are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
Free Betting Pick: Atlanta Braves -141
The Braves are going to have the upper hand in this game as Soroka is the better pitcher and while he does not go as deep in the game compared to Wacha, he has a great bull pen to help carry the game. Look for the Braves pitching to dominate this game and bring home the win. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win 5-3.