Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals 7/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. John Gant
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, July 1, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and John Gant for the Cardinals.
Atlanta opens at +105 while St. Louis opens at -115. The Braves have a 39-37-4 over/under record and a 43-37-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 35-45-0 against the run line and have a 31-44-5 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 39-37-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 43-37-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 31-44-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 35-45-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
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
06/30/18 P Alex Reyes Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
06/09/18 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 46-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 2.14 and a WHIP of 1.13 this year. He has 98 strikeouts over his 84 innings pitched and he's given up 58 hits. He's allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 245 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 290 hitters and walked 141 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 620 base hits and 298 earned runs. They have allowed 77 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 313 batters and struck out 708. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.90.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .260, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .317 with an on-base percentage of .408. He has 98 hits this season in 309 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .544 and an OPS+ of 159. Nick Markakis is hitting .323 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 102 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 316 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Braves have 732 hits, including 166 doubles and 89 home runs. Atlanta has walked 266 times so far this season and they have struck out 628 times as a unit. They have left 576 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.95 runs per contest and have scored a total of 396 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 42-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.48, John Gant has a 2-2 record and a 1.13 WHIP this season. He has 32 strikeouts over the 33.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 270 batters and walked 115 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 3.64. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 650 base knocks and 294 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 282 hitters and struck out 676 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 3.87.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .333. He has 85 hits this year along with 44 RBI in 295 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 106. Jose Martinez is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 83 hits in 276 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .493. The Cardinals as a unit have 651 base hits, including 106 doubles and 102 homers. St. Louis has walked 257 times this year and they have struck out on 697 occasions. They have had 537 men left on base and have an OPS of .709. They have scored 4.26 runs per game and totaled 341 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +105
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