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Cardinals at Braves 5/16/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Posted on 15 May 2019 by Adam
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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves

MLB: 7:20 PM EST

May. 16, 2019

Latest Odds : STL -105 O/U 9.5

The St. Louis Cardinals conclude a three-game series on the road Thursday against the Atlanta Braves. The Cardinals snapped a three-game losing streak on Tuesday with 14-3 rout of the Atlanta Braves. St. Louis smacked four home runs, which included three, three-run blasts by Yadier Molina, Kolten Wong and Marcell Ozuna accounting for nine of the 14 runs for the Cardinals.

Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz continued to struggle as the right-hander allowed eight runs, which matched his career high, and pitched just 4 2/3 innings. In his four starts this season, Foltynewicz has an ERA of 8.02. The right-hander has given up eight long balls in his 21 1/3 innings pitched after allowing just 17 in 2018 across 183 innings pitched.

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Jose Martinez leads the Cardinals with a .336 batting average, while Paul DeJong leads in hits with 51 hits. Marcell Ozuna is the Cardinals leader in home runs with 12 and leads in RBIs with 37. The Cardinals are averaging .263 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .234. On Thursday, the Cardinals will send Adam Wainwright to the mound. The right-hander is 3-3 with an ERA of 4.15, 37 Ks and 14 BBs.

Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with a .304 batting average and in hits with 48. Ronald Acuna Jr. leads in home runs with eight, while Dansby Swanson leads in RBIs with 26. Atlanta hitters are averaging .258 at the plate, while opposing batters are averaging .251. On Thursday, the Braves will send Julio Teheran to the mound. The right-hander is 2-4 with an ERA of 4.26, 52 Ks and 22 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends:

St. Louis is 3-9 in its last 12

The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Cardinals last 5 on Thursday

Atlanta is 3-8 in its last 11

The UNDER has cashed in each of Teheran’s last 4 starts

Free Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -105

St. Louis has won 9 of its last 10 played in Atlanta, 5 of Wainwright’s last 6 starts on the road versus the Braves and 4 of the right-hander’s last 5 starts overall against the Braves. Atlanta on the other hand has lost each of Teheran’s last 4 starts on Thursday and 6 of their last 7 at home against a right-handed starter. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals win 6-3.

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