St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves 9/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Gomber vs. Anibal Sanchez
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Austin Gomber for the Cardinals and Anibal Sanchez for the Braves.
St. Louis opens at +125 while Atlanta opens at -135. The Cardinals have a 67-76-7 over/under record and a 73-77-0 run line mark. The Braves are 76-73-0 against the run line and have a 71-73-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 67-76-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 73-77-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 71-73-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 76-73-0 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
09/16/18 3B Johan Camargo Groin is probable Monday vs St. Louis Cardinals
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 82-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Austin Gomber has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 3.78 and a WHIP of 1.43 this year. He has 54 strikeouts over his 64.1 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 516 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen and they've struck out 470 hitters and walked 240 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,252 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 542 batters and struck out 1,222. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 3.96.
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 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .396. He has 151 hits this season in 535 at bats with 101 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .578 and an OPS+ of 157. Matt Carpenter is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 77 men in 522 at bats. His OPS+ is 150 while his slugging percentage is at .544. The Cardinals have 1,268 hits, including 222 doubles and 193 home runs. St. Louis has walked 485 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,276 times as a unit. They have left 1,018 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 698 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 83-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.01, Anibal Sanchez has a 6-5 record and a 1.12 WHIP this season. He has 118 strikeouts over the 119.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 95 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 466 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 508 batters and walked 248 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 3.73. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,152 base knocks and 557 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 578 hitters and struck out 1,297 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
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 2nd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .384. He has 174 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 573 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 137. Nick Markakis is hitting .307 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 178 hits in 580 at bats while driving in 91 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .457. The Braves as a unit have 1,337 base hits, including 293 doubles and 167 homers. Atlanta has walked 463 times this year and they have struck out on 1,161 occasions. They have had 1,052 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.73 runs per game and totaled 705 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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