Cardinals vs. Braves - 7/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (45-49) at St. Louis Cardinals (61-34)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
S Miller (5-6) (2.33) vs. C Martinez (10-4) (2.51)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -183 / Atlanta Braves +173 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, FS1
The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals play game two Saturday night.
The Atlanta Braves need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Braves have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Braves have lost nine straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 104 hits and 32 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Jace Peterson have combined for 86 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have lost six straight road games. Shelby Miller gets the ball, and he’s 5-6 with a 2.33 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. This will be Miller’s first career game against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look to remain hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 108 hits and 49 RBI while Yadier Molina and Kolten Wong have combined for 76 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last seven home games. Carlos Martinez takes the hill, and he’s 10-4 with a 2.51 ERA and 115 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and one strikeout in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games and 0-6 in Millers last 6 starts. The Cardinals are 49-15 in their last 64 home games and 19-5 in Martinezs last 24 starts. The Braves are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
The Braves just can't win on the road, can't score and can't do much of anything right overall. Add that to the fact Martinez is on the mound, one of my favorite young pitchers to back, and I have the Cards by at least two runs.