St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves - 8/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (39-70) at St. Louis Cardinals (58-50)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
R Hernandez (0-0) (0.00) vs. C Martinez (10-6) (2.99)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -220 / Atlanta Braves +190 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Midwest, FS-South
The St. Louis Cardinals lock horns with the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium in Saturday action.
The Atlanta Braves are going to finish last in the National League East but to their credit they are still playing hard. The Braves dropped a tough one by a 1-0 count at St. Louis on Friday and saw their two game winning streak end as well. Bravos starter Joel De La Cruz allowed the only run on two hits and five bases on balls over 5.1 frames to absorb the loss. Atlanta was held to three hits and a walk with Ender Inciarte walking and hitting a single. Mike Foltynewicz draws Saturday’s start for his first career match up with the Cardinals. Foltynewicz comes off a 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh with all five runs plated on four hits and three BB in 5.1 innings.
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The St. Louis Cardinals are fighting for a Wild Card but need to reverse their recent struggles. The Cardinals are desperate for wins and barely got one on Friday after dropping four of five. The Cards can thank starter Jaime Garcia for this win as he threw eight scoreless innings with eleven strikeouts while Seung Hwan Oh tossed a perfect 9th to record the save. The Redbirds managed a mere two hits and walked seven times with Garcia driving in Matt Holliday with the only run in the second.The Cardinals have named Carlos Martinez as Saturday’s starter who sees the Braves for the second time in 2016. Martinez did not get a decision last time out in a 5-4 loss at Miami with four runs plated on seven hits and four BB in seven frames.
The under is 20-8-1 in Atlanta’s last 29 road games and the Braves are 8-20 in their last 28 Saturday games while going 27-61 in their last 88 road games. The over is 6-1-1 in the Cardinals last 8 overall and is 6-1-1 in their last 8 on grass while going 12-4-2 in their last 18 Saturday games. Atlanta are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings in St. Louis and the under is 15-7 in the last 22 meetings. If Foltynewicz were starting I would lean Cards…