Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals 8/13/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 13, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey vs. Michael Wacha
The Atlanta Braves visit Busch Stadium on Sunday, August 13, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are R.A. Dickey for the Braves and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +180 and St. Louis at -192. The Braves have a 58-51-4 over/under record and a 59-54-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 56-60-0 against the run line and have a 58-51-7 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 58-51-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 59-54-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 58-51-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 56-60-0 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 51-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey has a 7-7 record with an earned run average of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 93 strikeouts over his 134 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 344 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 349 hitters and walked 151 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up ,1013 base hits and 528 earned runs. They have allowed 146 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 404 batters and struck out ,859. They have walked 3.6 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 16th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 116 hits this season in 418 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .392 and an OPS+ of 99. Ender Inciarte is hitting .296 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 142 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 479 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .392. The Braves have ,1012 hits, including 207 doubles and 118 home runs. Atlanta has walked 318 times so far this season and they have struck out ,842 times as a unit. They have left ,756 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 513 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 60-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.70, Michael Wacha has a 9-4 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 115 strikeouts over the 116.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 114 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 348 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 365 batters and walked 122 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered ,982 base knocks and 439 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 348 hitters and struck out ,961 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 12th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .389. He has 96 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 379 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .456 with an OPS+ of 121. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 96 hits in 355 at bats while driving in 56 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Cardinals as a unit have ,1012 base hits, including 213 doubles and 136 homers. St. Louis has walked 422 times this year and they have struck out on ,963 occasions. They have had ,799 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 541 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -192
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