St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves Baseball Betting Tips 5/16/2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Julio Teheran
Paul DeJong and the St. Louis Cardinals (23-19, 3rd in NL Central) head to SunTrust Park on Thursday where they'll meet the Atlanta Braves (21-21, 2nd in NL East). The moneyline on this contest has the Cardinals priced at +112 and the Braves are at -122. The total has been set at 9.5.
The Cardinals have been a very good choice for baseball wagerers, having gone 25-17-0 against the moneyline. Atlanta is covering 47.6% of the time, going 20-22-0. The Braves have been an inconsistent pick for wagerers as favorites, going 12-13-0. St. Louis is covering 77.8% of the time as the underdog, having gone 14-4-0.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been an excellent Over pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 22-17-3.
St. Louis is covering 64.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 11-6-0.
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta is covering 38.1% of the time at SunTrust Park, going 8-13-0.
The Braves have been a hot and cold Under pick for O/U wagerers, having gone 22-18-2.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/14/19 CF Harrison Bader Neck is questionable Wednesday 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 P Carlos Martinez Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Justin Williams Hand 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 23-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 37 strikeouts over his 43.1 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .195 against the bullpen and they've struck out 170 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 325 base hits and 175 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 151 batters and struck out 368. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.72.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .263, good for 2nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Paul DeJong is hitting .321 with an on-base percentage of .413. He has 51 hits this season in 159 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .560 and an OPS+ of 162. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .269 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 45 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 167 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .473. The Cardinals have 375 hits, including 73 doubles and 53 home runs. St. Louis has walked 161 times so far this season and they have struck out 348 times as a unit. They have left 307 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 5.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 220 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 21-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.26, Julio Teheran has a 2-4 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 50.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 43 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 162 batters and walked 87 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 355 base knocks and 190 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 175 hitters and struck out 367 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 5th in the league. The Braves hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .399. He has 48 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 158 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 143. Ozzie Albies is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .309. He has collected 47 hits in 179 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .441. The Braves as a unit have 368 base hits, including 68 doubles and 52 homers. Atlanta has walked 155 times this year and they have struck out on 348 occasions. They have had 304 men left on base and have an OPS of .766. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 199 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves -122
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