St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves MLB Parlay 5/15/2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Mike Soroka
The St. Louis Cardinals visit SunTrust Park on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals and Mike Soroka for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +133 and Atlanta at -143. The Cardinals have a 21-17-3 over/under record and a 24-17-0 run line mark. The Braves are 20-21-0 against the run line and have a 21-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 21-17-3 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 24-17-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 21-18-2 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 20-21-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/12/19 CF Harrison Bader Neck is questionable Tuesday 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
05/13/19 1B Freddie Freeman Illness is questionable Tuesday vs St. Louis Cardinals
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
04/28/19 P Jesse Biddle Thigh 10-day IL (04/27)
03/25/19 P Darren O'Day Arm 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 22-19 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 5.35 and a WHIP of 1.65 this season. He has 35 strikeouts over his 37 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 101 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen and they've struck out 165 hitters and walked 64 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 322 base hits and 172 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 145 batters and struck out 357. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .260, good for 5th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .350. He has 44 hits this season in 163 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .479 and an OPS+ of 122. Paul DeJong is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .408. He has totaled 50 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 156 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .564. The Cardinals have 361 hits, including 71 doubles and 49 home runs. St. Louis has walked 154 times so far this season and they have struck out 342 times as a unit. They have left 302 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 206 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 21-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.21, Mike Soroka has a 3-1 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 29.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He's allowing 6.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 160 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 341 base knocks and 176 earned runs this season. They have given up 52 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 168 hitters and struck out 361 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.55.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Ozzie Albies comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .316. He has 47 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 175 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 102. Freddie Freeman is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 48 hits in 156 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 146 and a slugging percentage of .526. The Braves as a unit have 365 base hits, including 68 doubles and 52 homers. Atlanta has walked 149 times this year and they have struck out on 337 occasions. They have had 299 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 196 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Cardinals +133
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