Cardinals vs. Braves - 8/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (40-70) at St. Louis Cardinals (58-52)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
M Foltynewicz (4-5) (4.48) vs. A Wainwright (9-5) (4.01)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -263 / Atlanta Braves +210 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals play a rubber game early Saturday afternoon.
The Atlanta Braves look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Braves have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves offense has picked up recently, and they’ve won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 116 hits, Nick Markakis has 57 RBI and Adonis Garcia had nine home runs. Mike Foltynewicz gets the ball, and he’s 4-5 with a 4.60 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. This will be Foltynewicz’s first career game against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have allowed 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 3.92 and have lost seven of their last 11 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 111 hits, Aledmys Diaz has 57 RBI and Matt Holliday has 18 home runs. Adam Wainwright takes the hill, and he’s 9-5 with a 4.14 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 8-2 with a 2.95 ERA and 65 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 17-38 in their last 55 during game 3 of a series and 3-10 in Foltynewiczs last 13 road starts. The Cardinals are 22-7 in Wainwrights last 29 Sunday starts and 41-18 in Wainwrights last 59 starts. The Cardinals are 9-2 in Wainwrights last 11 starts vs. Braves.
The Cardinals can't lose games like this if they hope to seriously clinch a playoff spot. The Braves are awful despite their recent decent stretch. Add the fact Wainwright is on the mound, and you have to like St. Louis at home.