Cardinals at Braves 10/4/19 - MLB Betting Picks & Odds
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves
MLB: 4:37 PM EST
Oct. 04, 2019
Latest Odds : STL -124 O/U 8
The St. Louis Cardinals visit the Atlanta Braves on Friday for Game 2 of their best of five National League Division Series. The two play Game 1 of the series on Thursday. The Cardinals won the National League Central earning their place in this NLDS. St. Louis clinched the title in the NL Central with a 9-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, using the big bat of Matt Carpenter and the solid pitching of Jack Flaherty.
Atlanta clinched the National League East the final week of the regular season, but ended its season with three consecutive losses. Mike Soroka pitched well the final game of the season but the Braves lost 9-0.The Braves enter the postseason with several players having nagging injuries. Freddie Freeman has a sore right elbow, while Josh Donaldson is nursing an injury and Ronald Acuna Jr. has missed time since Tuesday with a bad hip.
During the 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 Friday, the Cardinals will send Jack Flaherty to the mound. The right-hander this season is 11-8 with an ERA of 2.75, 231 Ks and 55 BBs.
During the 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 Friday, the Braves will send Mike Foltynewicz to the mound. The right-hander is 8-6 with an ERA of 4.54, 105 Ks and 37 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
St. Louis is 6-2 in its last 8 on the road
The OVER has cashed in 7 of Flaherty’s last 10 starts for the Cardinals on the road
Atlanta is 1-5 in its last 6
The UNDER has cashed in 13 of the Braves last 19 versus a right-handed starter
Free Betting Pick: OVER 8
Take the OVER in this matchup of National League rivals. The OVER has cashed in 6 of the last 7 between the two played in Atlanta and in 6 of Foltynewicz’s last 7 starts for the Braves against the Cardinals. The OVER has cashed in each of the Cardinals last 4 played on grass and in 6 of the Cardinals last 8 versus National League East opponents. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win, but our best play is OVER 6-5