Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Tips 5/25/2019
Saturday, May 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Soroka vs. Dakota Hudson
Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (25-24, 4th in NL Central) play the Atlanta Braves (28-23, 2nd in NL East) at Busch Stadium on Saturday, May 25, 2019. The moneyline on this contest has the Braves coming in at -104 and the Cardinals are at -106. The total is set at 9.5.
The Braves have been a pretty good play for baseball wagerers, having gone 28-23-0 SU. The Cardinals are covering 51.0% of the time, going 25-24-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been inconsistent for Las Vegas as a favorite, going 15-14-0 SU. Atlanta covers 38.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 7-11-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a solid Over play for over/under wagerers, having gone 26-23-2.
The Braves are covering 56.0% of the time as the visitor, having gone 14-11-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals are covering 60.0% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 15-10-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a solid Over play for over/under wagerers, having gone 25-21-3.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
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
05/24/19 CF Harrison Bader Arm is questionable Friday vs Atlanta Braves
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 28-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Soroka has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 1.01 and a WHIP of 0.87 this season. He has 41 strikeouts over his 44.2 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He's allowed 5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the bullpen and they've struck out 195 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.2 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 4.19. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 415 base hits and 213 earned runs. They have allowed 65 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 204 batters and struck out 443. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .259, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .316 with an on-base percentage of .407. He has 62 hits this season in 196 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .571 and an OPS+ of 157. Ozzie Albies is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .320. He has totaled 55 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 209 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .421. The Braves have 453 hits, including 78 doubles and 71 home runs. Atlanta has walked 191 times so far this season and they have struck out 424 times as a unit. They have left 368 men on base and have a team OPS of .774. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 252 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 25-24 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.40, Dakota Hudson has a 3-3 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 36 strikeouts over the 47 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 58 hits. He's allowing 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.51. 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 21st 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 5th 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 8th 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 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Paul DeJong comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .407. He has 57 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 183 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .546 with an OPS+ of 157. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .349. He has collected 48 hits in 190 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .432. 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 -104
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