Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 8/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (-110) St. Louis (-110)
The St. Louis Cardinals (71-53) will go up against the Atlanta Braves (78-48) at Busch Stadium on Saturday. The odds on this game have the Braves at -110 while the Cardinals are at -110. The total is set at 7. The pitchers taking the mound will be Charlie Morton and Jordan Montgomery.
As a team, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.9 runs per game, which is 3rd in the league. They are sitting with 622 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. The Braves have hit 235 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 190 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 593 RBI's and 1,084 hits on the season, and their batting average is sitting at .252. Atlanta is slugging .444 and have struck out 1,166 times, while taking a walk on 368 occasions.
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The Braves are sitting with a team ERA of 3.53 for the season (5th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,210 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.21. Braves pitchers have yielded 110 long balls and 487 runs in total (7th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 391 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.42 as a unit for the year.
The Braves have dispatched 392 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 156 base runners so far this season with 33.3% of them ended up scoring. They have compiled 43 saves for the year and have blown 22 of 65 chances to save the game. The Braves relievers have recorded a save percentage of 66.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 144 save situations. The relief pitchers have 76 holds this year (8th in the league). Braves pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 108 times in addition to having 141 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Braves have converted 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,173 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 17th in pro baseball. The Atlanta Braves have 3,391 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,088 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which has them ranked 5th in professional baseball, and they have turned 87 double plays.
Morton (113-100 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.72 while he has faced 7,520 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 1,650 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 623 walks. His ERA is 4.00 (782 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.291. Morton has taken the hill for 1,760 innings and has tallied 1,656 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The St. Louis Cardinals have recorded an OBP of .330 in addition to a batting average of .259 on the season. They have been rung up on 966 occasions (25th in baseball) and have tallied 1,103 hits. St. Louis has hit 151 home runs for the year to go along with 584 runs batted in. The Cardinals hold a team slugging percentage of .427 and they average 4.87 runs per contest (4th in the league). They have tallied 221 two-baggers, while getting a free base 409 times as well as scoring 609 runs.
The St. Louis pitching staff have surrendered 489 runs on the year while having an ERA of 3.78 (464 earned runs conceded). They have given up 116 long balls and they concede 3.99 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Cardinals have a WHIP of 1.242 in addition to having a FIP of 3.98 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.46 (912 strikeouts against 371 walks). They are sitting at 16th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,000.
St. Louis relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.2% out of 187 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 102 times in high leverage situations and on 121 occasions with base runners. With 98 save situations, the Cardinals have amassed 55 holds in addition to 15 blown saves. They sit at 15th in baseball holding a save percentage of 65.1%, and they have dispatched 352 relievers to the hill so far this year. St. Louis has had relievers enter the contest in 43 save opportunities and they have earned 28 saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 132 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in MLB). The Cardinals have accrued 1,311 assists, 53 errors and have earned a total of 3,314 putouts on the campaign. Out of their 9,942 innings played, the Cardinals are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.9% (5th in the majors).
In his pro baseball career, Montgomery has given up 486 base knocks while he has tallied 502 strikeouts in 528 innings pitched. He has given up 221 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.202 and a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.37 and he has gone up against 2,198 hitters so far in his MLB career. Montgomery (26-20 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.76 earned run average while conceding 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (-110)
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