St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves Free Pick 10/04/19

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The St. Louis Cardinals are facing off against the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of the NLDS. The visiting Cardinals currently have a 1-0 series lead, and this game is scheduled to begin at 4:37 p.m. ET. It will be televised on TBS.

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St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves Odds

The Cardinals have gone 92-71 SU throughout the regular season and postseason, and are 85-77 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle a whole lot this year, gaining 4.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 4.5 units ATS. The Braves, on the other hand, are 97-66 SU and 80-82 ATS. The team’s gained 17.4 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 2.6 units ATS.

Braves games have had an over/under record of 78-76-8 in 2019. St. Louis has been a strong under bet with a total record of 67-83-12.

The right-handed Jack Flaherty will get the nod for St. Louis. Flaherty is 11-8 with a 2.75 ERA and 231 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA against Atlanta this year (two starts).

The Braves are going with righty Mike Foltynewicz (8-6, 4.54 ERA), who’s got 105 strikeouts and 37 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.25. Foltynewicz is 1-1 with 11 strikeouts and a 6.75 ERA over two starts against St. Louis this year.

Atlanta’s pitching staff has allowed 4.6 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. Its starters have a 4.18 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.28 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

The Atlanta offense is putting up 5.3 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 4.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .257/.346/.410 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Braves’ hitters have been led by Ozzie Albies, who is hitting .293/.351/.497 with 24 home runs, 86 RBIs, 103 runs and 15 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, St. Louis’ pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.77 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.05 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.92, along with a WHIP of 1.29 and a K-per-9 of 9.73.

The Cardinals offense has slashed .246/.325/.416 on its way to 4.7 runs scored per game this year, including 5.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Paul Goldschmidt has led St. Louis’ offense and is hitting .261/.347/.483 with 35 home runs, 98 RBIs and 99 runs scored.

The Cardinals are coming off of a 7-6 win in Game .

St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Braves, ATS Winner – Cardinals, O/U – OVER

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Betting Trends

The under has cashed in just two of St. Louis’ last seven games.

The Cardinals have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Braves have hit 14 over their last 10.

The Cardinals have an OPS of .742 this season and an OPS of .740 against right-handed pitchers. The Braves’ OPS sits at .791 overall and .794 versus righties.

St. Louis fielders have committed four errors over the last five contests, compared to only zero errors for Atlanta over its last five.

The Braves have lost six of their last seven games SU.

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