Atlanta Braves at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/15/2014
Friday, May 16, 8:15 PM on FSSO, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Atlanta Braves - Santana, E (4-0) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Miller, S (5-2)
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Ervin Santana has been a great pickup for the Atlanta Braves this season and will be looking to keep his perfect record intact when he faces Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
Ervin Santana pitched seven shutout innings against the Chicago Cubs last weekend and was able to pick up his fourth win of the season. He allowed just five hits in that game and struck out seven batters while walking one. His ERA dipped down to 1.99 and he has given up just 32 hits through 40.2 innings while striking out 43.
Mark Ellis has a lot more experience facing Santana than his Cardinal teammates, but he has not done too well against the right-hander by going just 11-for-51 with four strikeouts. Matt Holliday has four hits in nine at-bats against Santana with a double and two home runs.
Shelby Miller got his fourth straight win and his fifth win overall last Sunday when he was able to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates on the road. He went 5.1 innings in the game and gave up two runs on four hits while walking four and striking out two. Miller has walked 27 batters through 44.2 innings this year, but he has found a way to get out of trouble and has kept his ERA down at 3.22.
Freddie Freeman has liked facing Miller these last couple of years by going 4-for-9 against him with a double and a home run.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 12-24-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is 0.3
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 17-20-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
05/10/14 P Jordan Walden Hamstring 15-day DL (5/5)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
St Louis Cardinals
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
03/30/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Jason Motte Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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