Friday, October 2, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Garcia (10-5) vs. Julio Teheran (10-8)
The Atlanta Braves welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to Turner Field on Friday. Jaime Garcia is the probable starter for the Cardinals and he'll face Julio Teheran of the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -139 and Atlanta at +129. The over/under was set at 7. The Cardinals have a 66-82 over/under record and a 81-78 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Braves have a 81-68 over/under record and a 73-85 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Cardinals show up with a 100-59 record, including 45-33 on the road. Jaime Garcia has a 10-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.36 and a 1.02 WHIP. In his starts, the Cardinals are 13-6 over his 125.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 100 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-12. He is getting 3.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.77 and they've given up 432 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 451 times and walking 180 times this season. As a team, St. Louis has allowed 8.32 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.14 batters per nine. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.91.
As a team, St. Louis is batting .255, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .247 average away from home. Ranked at 11th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .323 and they hold a .398 team slugging percentage. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game and Jason Heyward leads the team with 159.
Atlanta is 39-38 at home while holding a 64-94 overall record on the season. Julio Teheran has a record of 10-8 while sporting an earned run average of 4.16 on the year with a 1.32 WHIP. In his starts, the Braves are 18-14 and he has allowed 184 hits over 194.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 19-11. He is getting 4.4 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.75 and they have given up 490 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .262 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 423 times and walking 212 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 9.35 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.22 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. Ranked at 17th in the league in on-base percentage, the Braves sit at .314 and they hold a .358 team slugging percentage. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.39 hits per game and Nick Markakis leads the team with 177.
The Cardinals have committed 94 errors and have combined for 1,587 assists and 4,322 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 87 errors, accumulating 1,556 assists and compiling 4,168 put outs.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 66-82 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 81-78 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 81-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 73-85 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
09/30/15 LF Stephen Piscotty Concussion out indefinitely
09/26/15 P Carlos Martinez Shoulder out for season
09/21/15 C Yadier Molina Thumb out for regular season
09/12/15 C Cody Stanley Suspension expected to miss 80 games
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/30)
09/30/15 1B Freddie Freeman Wrist is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Washington Nationals
09/22/15 C Christian Bethancourt Thumb out indefinitely
09/22/15 P Mike Foltynewicz Ribs out for season
09/18/15 P Manny Banuelos Elbow out for season
08/05/15 P Jason Frasor Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/11/15 P Jason Grilli Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/17); out for season
06/02/15 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/30)
04/07/15 P Josh Outman Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Mike Minor Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27); out for season
04/04/15 P Shae Simmons Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/20), out for season
04/04/15 P Chris Withrow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/21)
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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