Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Game 3 Parlay 10/6/2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Soroka vs. Adam Wainwright
Busch Stadium is the site where Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (91-71, 1st in NL Central) will take on the Atlanta Braves (97-65, 1st in NL East) on Sunday in Game 3 of the NLDS. The series is tied 1-1 after Atlanta won Game 2 by a score of 3-0. Mike Foltynewicz pitched 7 strong innings of shutout baseball, striking out 7 and walking none. Adam Duvall pinch hit for Foltynewicz and hit a 2-run homer to give the Braves some breathing room. The line on this matchup has the Braves priced at -115 and the Cardinals are at +105. The over/under is set at 8.5.
The Braves have been a strong option for baseball wagerers, having gone 98-66-0 SU. St. Louis is covering 56.1% of the time, going 92-72-0 straight up.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been a dicey Under pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 77-79-8.
The Braves are covering 58.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 47-34-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals are covering 61.7% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 50-31-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a dicey Under pick for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 70-85-9.
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
10/4/2019 Chris Martin RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Oct 11
9/27/2019 Ender Inciarte CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Oct 13
9/18/2019 Johan Camargo SS Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Oct 10
9/17/2019 Charlie Culberson LF Face Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
9/12/2019 A.J RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jan 1, 2020
9/5/2019 Alex Jackson C Knee Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
8/19/2019 Jacob Webb RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Feb 1, 2020
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/18/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Nov 1
9/1/2019 Lane Thomas CF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Nov 1
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1, 2020
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Feb 10, 2020
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 97-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Soroka has a 13-4 record with an earned run average of 2.68 and a WHIP of 1.11 this season. He has 142 strikeouts over his 174.2 innings pitched and he's given up 153 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 559 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen and they've struck out 598 hitters and walked 243 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,421 base hits and 675 earned runs. They have allowed 203 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 548 batters and struck out 1,393. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.39.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .258, good for 9th in the league. The Braves hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Ronald Acuna Jr is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .365. He has 175 hits this season in 626 at bats with 101 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 122. Freddie Freeman is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .389. He has totaled 176 hits and he has driven in 121 men in 597 at bats. His OPS+ is 136 while his slugging percentage is at .549. The Braves have 1,432 hits, including 277 doubles and 249 home runs. Atlanta has walked 619 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,467 times as a unit. They have left 1,138 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 5.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 855 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 91-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.19, Adam Wainwright has a 14-10 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 153 strikeouts over the 171.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 181 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 607 batters and walked 235 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,284 base knocks and 609 earned runs this season. They have given up 191 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 545 hitters and struck out 1,399 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 23rd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .346. He has 155 hits this year along with 97 RBI in 597 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 113. Paul DeJong is hitting .233 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 136 hits in 583 at bats while driving in 78 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .444. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,337 base hits, including 246 doubles and 210 homers. St. Louis has walked 561 times this year and they have struck out on 1,420 occasions. They have had 1,107 men left on base and have an OPS of .737. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 764 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals and under the total runs
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