Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals 8/12/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Sims vs. Carlos Martinez
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Lucas Sims for the Braves and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
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Atlanta opens at +194 while St. Louis opens at -210. The Braves have a 57-51-4 over/under record and a 59-53-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 55-60-0 against the run line and have a 57-51-7 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 57-51-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 55-60-0 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 Lucas Sims has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 5.25 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 6 strikeouts over his 12 innings pitched and he's given up 12 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.38. 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 1,005 base hits and 520 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season, ranking them 12th 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 4.65.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .260, good for 8th 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. Nick Markakis is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 116 hits this season in 414 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .396 and an OPS+ of 101. Ender Inciarte is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 140 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 476 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Braves have 1,005 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 59-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.52, Carlos Martinez has a 8-9 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 158 strikeouts over the 148.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 123 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 345 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 364 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 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 975 base knocks and 434 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 343 hitters and struck out 960 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
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 .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .386. He has 95 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 376 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 120. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 96 hits in 352 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .463. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,004 base hits, including 208 doubles and 136 homers. St. Louis has walked 414 times this year and they have struck out on 953 occasions. They have had 790 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.63 runs per game and totaled 533 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Braves +194 and under 2 total runs
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