Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals 8/11/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 11, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Adam Wainwright
The Atlanta Braves head to Busch Stadium on Friday, August 11, 2017 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
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The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at +148 and St. Louis at -158. The Braves have a 57-51-4 over/under mark and a 59-53-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 54-60-0 against the run line and have a 56-51-7 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 57-51-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 59-53-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 56-51-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 54-60-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/08/17 2B Johan Camargo Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/05/17 P Ian Krol Oblique 10-day DL (08/05)
07/29/17 LF Matt Kemp Hamstring 10-day DL (07/28)
06/19/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/06/17 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 10-day DL (08/06)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 51-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 115 strikeouts over his 121 innings pitched and he's given up 125 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 343 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 340 hitters and walked 147 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1005 base hits and 520 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 396 batters and struck out 849. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Braves hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Ender Inciarte is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .339. He has 140 hits this season in 476 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .391 and an OPS+ of 92. Nick Markakis is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 414 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .396. The Braves have 1005 hits, including 207 doubles and 117 home runs. Atlanta has walked 313 times so far this season and they have struck out 841 times as a unit. They have left 752 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 508 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 58-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.00, Adam Wainwright has a 11-5 record and a 1.47 WHIP. He has 96 strikeouts over the 113.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 126 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 339 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 360 batters and walked 120 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 963 base knocks and 429 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 338 hitters and struck out 953 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .343. He has 96 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 350 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 110. Matt Carpenter is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .388. He has collected 94 hits in 371 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 122 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Cardinals as a unit have 995 base hits, including 205 doubles and 135 homers. St. Louis has walked 409 times this year and they have struck out on 944 occasions. They have had 781 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 525 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +148
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