Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Tips 5/26/2019
Sunday, May 26, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Jack Flaherty
Ozzie Albies and the Atlanta Braves (29-23, 2nd in NL East) are headed to Busch Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the St. Louis Cardinals (25-25, 4th in NL Central). The line on this contest has the Braves priced at +147 and the Cardinals are at -157. The total opens at 9.
The Braves have been strong for baseball wagerers, having gone 29-23-0 SU. St. Louis covers 50.0% of the time, going 25-25-0 straight up. The Cardinals have been inconsistent for bettors as favorites, going 15-15-0 SU. The Braves cover 42.1% of the time as the underdog, having gone 8-11-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a good Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 26-24-2.
The Braves cover 57.7% of the time as a visitor, having gone 15-11-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis covers 57.7% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 15-11-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a good Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 25-22-3.
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 29-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.67 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 61.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.36 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the bullpen and they've struck out 199 hitters and walked 98 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 422 base hits and 214 earned runs. They have allowed 66 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 204 batters and struck out 454. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
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 .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Ozzie Albies is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 56 hits this season in 213 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 93. Freddie Freeman is hitting .320 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .409. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 32 men in 200 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .585. The Braves have 465 hits, including 79 doubles and 74 home runs. Atlanta has walked 191 times so far this season and they have struck out 435 times as a unit. They have left 373 men on base and have a team OPS of .777. They score 4.94 runs per contest and have scored a total of 257 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 25-25 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.19, Jack Flaherty has a 4-3 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 53.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 47 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.28. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 128 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 203 batters and walked 71 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 399 base knocks and 217 earned runs this season. They have given up 76 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 177 hitters and struck out 434 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .351. He has 50 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 194 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .433 with an OPS+ of 111. Paul DeJong is hitting .305 this season and he has an OBP of .399. He has collected 57 hits in 187 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Cardinals as a unit have 433 base hits, including 84 doubles and 63 homers. St. Louis has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out on 410 occasions. They have had 363 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 5.02 runs per game and totaled 251 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +147
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