Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Tips 5/24/2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Miles Mikolas
Ozzie Albies and the Atlanta Braves (27-23, 2nd in NL East) head to Busch Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (25-24, 4th in NL Central). The odds on this contest have the Braves priced at +135 and the Cardinals are at -145. The total opens at 8.5.
The Braves have been a solid bet for MLB bettors, having gone 27-23-0 SU. St. Louis is covering 51.0% of the time, going 25-24-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been good for baseball wagerers as favorites, going 15-14-0 SU. Atlanta has went 7-11-0 straight up as an underdog, so they cover 38.9% of the time.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been an inconsistent Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 25-23-2.
The Braves cover 54.2% of the time on the road, having gone 13-11-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals cover 60.0% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 15-10-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been an inconsistent Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 25-21-3.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
05/23/19 RF Nick Markakis Rest is not in the starting lineup Thursday vs San Francisco Giants
05/15/19 CF Ender Inciarte Back 10-day IL (05/15)
04/30/19 P Chad Sobotka Abdominal 10-day IL (04/29)
04/29/19 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 60-day IL (04/28); is out for season
03/25/19 P Darren O'Day Arm 10-day IL (03/25)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/22/19 CF Harrison Bader Arm is questionable
04/17/19 P Mike Mayers Shoulder 10-day IL (04/16)
03/27/19 P Brett Cecil Arm 60-day IL (03/28)
03/27/19 RF Justin Williams Hand 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 27-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 6.91 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 17 strikeouts over his 27.1 innings pitched and he's given up 29 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the bullpen and they've struck out 186 hitters and walked 94 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.23. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 408 base hits and 209 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 198 batters and struck out 428. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.52.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .260, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Ozzie Albies is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .311. He has 52 hits this season in 204 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .417 and an OPS+ of 92. Freddie Freeman is hitting .325 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .414. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 191 at bats. His OPS+ is 163 while his slugging percentage is at .586. The Braves have 442 hits, including 78 doubles and 69 home runs. Atlanta has walked 188 times so far this season and they have struck out 408 times as a unit. They have left 360 men on base and have a team OPS of .778. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 247 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 25-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.88, Miles Mikolas has a 4-4 record and a 1.19 WHIP. He has 37 strikeouts over the 55.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 201 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 387 base knocks and 212 earned runs this season. They have given up 73 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 177 hitters and struck out 423 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .349. He has 48 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 190 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .432 with an OPS+ of 112. Paul DeJong is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .407. He has collected 57 hits in 183 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .546. The Cardinals as a unit have 426 base hits, including 84 doubles and 62 homers. St. Louis has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out on 399 occasions. They have had 357 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 5.08 runs per game and totaled 249 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +135
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