Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals 6/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Miles Mikolas
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, June 29, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
Atlanta opens at +136 while St. Louis opens at -146. The Braves have a 39-36-4 over/under record and a 42-37-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 35-44-0 against the run line and have a 31-43-5 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 39-36-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 42-37-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 31-43-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 35-44-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
06/28/18 CF Ronald Acuna Jr. Knee 10-day DL (05/28); expected to be activated Friday vs St. Louis Cardinals
06/27/18 2B Ozzie Albies Foot is "?" Friday vs St Louis Cardnials
06/26/18 P Anibal Sanchez Leg left last game, is "?" next start
06/24/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 10-day DL (06/21)
06/22/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 60-day DL (04/18)
06/22/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 60-day DL (06/20)
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
06/10/18 P Alex Reyes Side is out for season
06/09/18 P Tyler Lyons Elbow 10-day DL (06/06)
05/18/18 3B Paul DeJong Hand 10-day DL (05/18)
05/16/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (05/16)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 45-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.25 this year. He has 73 strikeouts over his 81.2 innings pitched and he's given up 63 hits. He's allowed 6.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 243 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the bullpen and they've struck out 288 hitters and walked 139 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 616 base hits and 297 earned runs. They have allowed 77 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 309 batters and struck out 702. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .318 with an on-base percentage of .408. He has 97 hits this season in 305 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 161. Nick Markakis is hitting .326 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 102 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 313 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .482. The Braves have 722 hits, including 165 doubles and 89 home runs. Atlanta has walked 262 times so far this season and they have struck out 623 times as a unit. They have left 565 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 391 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 42-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.69, Miles Mikolas has a 8-2 record and a 0.97 WHIP this season. He has 71 strikeouts over the 97 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 82 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 259 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 266 batters and walked 112 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 640 base knocks and 290 earned runs this season. They have given up 73 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 278 hitters and struck out 671 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 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 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 18th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .334. He has 84 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 291 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .426 with an OPS+ of 107. Tommy Pham is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 66 hits in 266 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .414. The Cardinals as a unit have 647 base hits, including 105 doubles and 102 homers. St. Louis has walked 253 times this year and they have struck out on 691 occasions. They have had 530 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.3 runs per game and totaled 340 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +136
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