St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves 9/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Mike Foltynewicz
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves on Monday, September 17, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves.
St. Louis opens at +125 while Atlanta opens at -135. The Cardinals have a 67-75-7 over/under record and a 72-77-0 run line mark. The Braves are 76-72-0 against the run line and have a 70-73-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 67-75-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 72-77-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 70-73-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 76-72-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/22/18 P Matt Pearce Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/04/18 CF Dexter Fowler Foot 60-day DL (08/04)
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
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 60-day DL (06/20)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
09/15/18 3B Johan Camargo Groin is questionable Sunday vs Washington Nationals
09/15/18 P Luiz Gohara Shoulder 60-day DL (09/14)
08/08/18 P Max Fried Groin 10-day DL (08/08)
07/31/18 P Peter Moylan Ribs 60-day DL (07/31)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 81-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 15-4 record with an earned run average of 2.99 and a WHIP of 1.12 this year. He has 126 strikeouts over his 180.2 innings pitched and he's given up 175 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 514 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 467 hitters and walked 238 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,248 base hits and 568 earned runs. They have allowed 132 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 537 batters and struck out 1,210. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .249, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .268 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 139 hits this season in 518 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 151. Jose Ramirez is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .396. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 101 men in 535 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .578. The Cardinals have 1,260 hits, including 222 doubles and 192 home runs. St. Louis has walked 484 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,265 times as a unit. They have left 1,014 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 693 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 83-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.66, Mike Foltynewicz has a 11-9 record and a 1.10 WHIP this season. He has 186 strikeouts over the 166 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 122 hits. He allows 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 461 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 507 batters and walked 245 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,141 base knocks and 551 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 573 hitters and struck out 1,293 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .372. He has 176 hits this year along with 91 RBI in 576 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 123. Freddie Freeman is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 173 hits in 569 at bats while driving in 87 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .496. The Braves as a unit have 1,329 base hits, including 292 doubles and 165 homers. Atlanta has walked 461 times this year and they have struck out on 1,154 occasions. They have had 1,046 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 701 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves -135
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