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Braves vs. Cardinals - 10/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (100-59) at Atlanta Braves (64-95)

MLB Baseball: Friday, October 2, 2015 at 7:35 pm (Turner Field)

J Garcia (10-5) (2.36) vs. J Teheran (10-8) (4.16)

The Line: Atlanta Braves +129 / St. Louis Cardinals -139 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSMW/FSSO

The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves begin a three-game series Friday night.

The St. Louis Cardinals look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 159 hits and 71 RBI while Jason Heyward and Matt Carpenter have combined for 144 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won seven of their last 10 road games. Jaime Garcia gets the nod, and he’s 10-5 with a 2.36 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season. Garcia is 2-0 with a 3.98 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

Braves vs. Cardinals - 10/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Braves have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Braves have won five of their last eight when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 178 hits and 51 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Cameron Maybin have combined for 100 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last six home games. Julio Teheran takes the hill, and he’s 10-8 with a 4.16 ERA and 165 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 0-1 with a 2.77 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 20-8 in their last 28 vs. National League East and 10-1 in Garcias last 11 starts. The Braves are 1-5 in their last 6 Friday games and 5-1 in Teherans last 6 home starts. The Cardinals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Braves are actually playing decent ball on their home field as of late, as they just want to build on something heading into the offseason. Teheran has also been good for much of the year and has had great success at Turner Field. I'll side with the Braves and the plus money here. 

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Atlanta Braves +129

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