Sunday, May 7, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. R.A. Dickey
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Turner Field on Sunday, May 7, 2017 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and R.A. Dickey for the Braves.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -120 and Atlanta at +110. The Cardinals have a 16-10-2 over/under record and a 12-16-0 run line mark. The Braves are 15-12-0 against the run line and have a 17-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 16-10-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 12-16-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 17-10-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 15-12-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/05/17 CF Dexter Fowler Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Atlanta Braves
05/05/17 RF Stephen Piscotty Hamstring "?" Saturday 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 14-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.23 and a WHIP of 1.14. He has 28 strikeouts over his 30.2 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.83 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .272 against the bullpen and they've struck out 84 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 257 base hits and 106 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 87 batters and struck out 241. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 3.76.
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As a team St. Louis is hitting .259, good for 9th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 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 .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 85 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .353. The Cardinals have 246 hits, including 55 doubles and 30 home runs. St. Louis has walked 103 times so far this season and they have struck out 228 times as a unit. They have left 212 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 120 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 11-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.94, R.A. Dickey has a 3-2 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 29.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 28 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.9. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.59 and they have given up 91 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .275 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 75 batters and walked 32 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.94. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 243 base knocks and 131 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 96 hitters and struck out 184 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .417 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .361 with an OBP of .479. He has 35 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 97 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .763 with an OPS+ of 220. Brandon Phillips is hitting .315 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 28 hits in 89 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Braves as a unit have 248 base hits, including 44 doubles and 29 homers. Atlanta has walked 78 times this year and they have struck out on 205 occasions. They have had 184 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 4.56 runs per game and totaled 123 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +110
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