St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves 9/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Touki Toussaint
The St. Louis Cardinals visit SunTrust Park on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals and Touki Toussaint for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -110 and Atlanta at -110. The Cardinals have a 68-76-7 over/under record and a 74-77-0 run line mark. The Braves are 76-74-0 against the run line and have a 72-73-5 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 68-76-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 74-77-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 72-73-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 76-74-0 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 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 83-68 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jack Flaherty has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 2.86 and a WHIP of 1.06 this season. He has 168 strikeouts over his 138.1 innings pitched and he's given up 95 hits. He's allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 522 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 475 hitters and walked 244 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,262 base hits and 572 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 547 batters and struck out 1,233. 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 .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 139 hits this season in 525 at bats with 77 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .541 and an OPS+ of 149. 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 1,278 hits, including 227 doubles and 197 home runs. St. Louis has walked 492 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,283 times as a unit. They have left 1,025 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 709 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 83-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.67, Touki Toussaint has a 1-1 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 5.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 471 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 513 batters and walked 251 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,162 base knocks and 568 earned runs this season. They have given up 143 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 585 hitters and struck out 1,304 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 4.00.
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. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .373. He has 179 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 584 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .457 with an OPS+ of 124. Freddie Freeman is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 176 hits in 578 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .498. The Braves as a unit have 1,347 base hits, including 294 doubles and 168 homers. Atlanta has walked 468 times this year and they have struck out on 1,172 occasions. They have had 1,062 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 711 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves -110
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