Braves at Cardinals 10/6/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals
MLB: 4:10 PM EST
Oct. 06, 2019
Latest Odds : ATL -115 O/U 8.5
On Sunday, the Atlanta Braves visit Busch Stadium to play Game 3 of their best of five National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Braves tied the series 1-1 after defeating the Cardinals on Friday 3-0 in Game 2. Mike Foltynewicz threw seven strong innings and Adam Duval belted a pinch-hit two-run homer lifting Atlanta to a series-tying victory. Atlanta’s other run was knocked in by Josh Donaldson with an RBI single.
Cardinals’ starter Jack Flaherty, who was the NL pitcher of the month in August as well as September, pitched very well through seven innings but gave up an early first-inning run and the two-run homer in the seventh. At the same time, the Cardinals hitters were stymied by Atlanta’s Foltynewicz and could not string together any hits.
Through the end of the 162-game regular season, Ozzie Albies led the Braves in batting average at .298 and in hits with 188. Ronald Acuna Jr. was the leader in home runs with 41 and Freddie Freeman in RBIs with 121. Atlanta hitters averaged .259 at the plate. On Sunday, the Braves will send Mike Soroka to the mound. The right-hander during the regular season was 13-4 with an ERA of 2.68, 142 Ks and 41 Ks.
Through the end of the 162-game regular season, Kolten Wong led the Cardinals with a .285 batting average during the regular season. Paul Goldschmidt led in home runs with 33, RBIs with 95 and hits with 151. As a team, the Cardinals averaged .245 at the plate. On Sunday, the Cardinals will send Adam Wainwright to the mound. The right-hander is 14-10 with an ERA of 4.19, 153 Ks and 64 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Atlanta is 1-4 in its last 5
The OVER has cashed in 15 of the Braves last 22 postseason games
St. Louis is 2-5 in its last 7
The OVER has cashed in 5 of the Cardinals last 6
Free Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals +105
St. Louis may have lost Game 2 of the series, but took home field advantage with a win in Game 1. The Cardinals love the confides of Busch Stadium having won 20 of their last 28 at home and 22 of the last 30 at home versus a right-handed starter. The Cardinals have won 5 of Adam Wainwright’s last 7 starts at home against Atlanta and 10 of the right-hander’s last 14 starts overall against Atlanta. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals win 6-3