Saturday, May 6, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Julio Teheran
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Turner Field on Saturday, May 6, 2017 to take on the Atlanta Braves. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Leake for the Cardinals and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
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The odds for this matchup have St. Louis at -148 and Atlanta at +138. The Cardinals have a 15-10-2 over/under mark and a 11-16-0 run line record. The Braves are 15-11-0 against the run line and have a 16-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 15-10-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 11-16-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 16-10-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 15-11-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/05/17 CF Dexter Fowler Shoulder injured last game, expected to miss Friday vs. Atlanta Braves
05/04/17 RF Stephen Piscotty Hamstring injured last game, doubtful Friday vs. Atlanta Braves
05/03/17 P Tyler Lyons Side 10-day DL (5/2)
04/20/17 3B Jhonny Peralta Respiratory 10-day DL (4/20)
04/18/17 P John Gant Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/13/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 10-day DL (4/10)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 10-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (2/25)
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 13-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 1.35 and a WHIP of 0.99. He has 25 strikeouts over his 33.1 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 91 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 80 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 250 base hits and 106 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 85 batters and struck out 231. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 3.82.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Dexter Fowler is hitting .223 with an on-base percentage of .302. He has 23 hits this season in 103 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 87. Yadier Molina is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 81 at bats. His OPS+ is 84 while his slugging percentage is at .358. The Cardinals have 230 hits, including 49 doubles and 28 home runs. St. Louis has walked 98 times so far this season and they have struck out 216 times as a unit. They have left 201 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 110 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 11-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.33, Julio Teheran has a 2-2 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 35.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 32 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.83 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .271 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 67 batters and walked 29 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.82. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 227 base knocks and 123 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 91 hitters and struck out 172 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.67.
As a team, they are batting .267, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .368 with an OBP of .478. He has 35 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 95 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .779 with an OPS+ of 224. Brandon Phillips is hitting .329 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 28 hits in 85 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .459. The Braves as a unit have 241 base hits, including 42 doubles and 29 homers. Atlanta has walked 76 times this year and they have struck out on 195 occasions. They have had 174 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 123 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -148
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