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Braves vs. Cardinals Game 1- 10/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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

MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 3, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Turner Field)

J Lackey (13-9) (2.69) vs. S Miller (5-17) (3.15)

The Line: Atlanta Braves +123 / St. Louis Cardinals -133 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSMW/FSSO

The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves play game two Saturday night.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored 13 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 split their last eight road games. John Lackey gets the ball, and he’s 13-9 with a 2.69 ERA and 171 strikeouts this season. Lackey is 1-0 with a 1.46 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

Braves vs. Cardinals Game 1- 10/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Atlanta Braves look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Braves have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Braves have split their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 180 hits and 52 RBI while Andrelton Simmons and Cameron Maybin have combined for 100 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won seven of their last 10 home games. Shelby Miller takes the hill, and he’s 5-17 with a 3.15 ERA and 164 strikeouts this season. This is Miller’s second career game against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 20-8 in their last 28 vs. National League East and 5-14 in Lackeys last 19 road starts. The Braves are 8-20 in their last 28 during game 2 of a series and 1-11 in Millers last 12 home starts. The Cardinals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

The Braves have lost 11 of Miller's last 12 home starts. While the Cards are just waiting for the postseason to arrive, it's hard to back the Braves in this spot. I'll take the road team here. 

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St. Louis Cardinals -133

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