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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves - 8/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (51-62) at St. Louis Cardinals (60-56)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm (New Busch Stadium)

Lucas Sims (0-2) (5.25) vs. C Martinez (8-9) (3.52)

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -210 / Atlanta Braves +194 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Midwest, FS-South

MLB baseball comes to Busch Stadium on Saturday when the St. Louis Cardinals host the Atlanta Braves.

The Atlanta Braves resume their drive to reach .500 on Saturday night at St. Louis. The Braves have to wait another day get in the win column after an 8-5 defeat at St. Louis on Friday left the team staring at four consecutive losses. Bravos starter Mike Foltynewicz was charged with six runs on seven hits  and four walks over 2.2 frames to fall to 2.2 innings. The Atlanta attack consisted of seven hits and five free passes with Ozzie Albies going 2-4 with a homer and three RBI’s while Matt Adams drove in a run and scored. The Atlanta Braves have tabbed rookie right hander Lucas Sims to the hill for his third career start at the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. In his two previous starting assignments, Sims has given up a combined seven runs on 12 hits including three homers in 12 frames.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves - 8/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The St. Louis Cardinals have been making a serious push in the National League Central.  The Cardinals stayed hot Friday night  with solid offense overcoming a shaky performance out of the bullpen. Cards starter Adam Wainwright upped his record to 12-5 with a single run scoring on four hits and a trio of bases on balls while Brett Cecil made things interesting with four runs given up through five innings of work. St. Louis posted eight hits and walked eight times with Paul DeJong going 2-5 with three RBI’s while Kolten Wong & Matt Carpenter with both driving in a run and scoring twice.  Carlos Martinez shoots  for back to back victories when the St. Louis Cardinals host the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Martinez comes in off of an 11-3 win at the Kansas City Royals with a pair of runs scoring on seven hits including two solo homers over eight frames.

The over is 11-3 in Atlanta last 14 road games and Atlanta are 3-10 in their last 13 overall while Atlanta are 3-10 in their last 13 games on grass. St. Louis are 9-2 in their last 11 home games and the under is 15-5-1 in St. Louis last 21 Saturday games while the over is 6-2 in Martinez’s last 8 starts on grass. Atlanta are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.

I think I’ll go with the surging Cardinals who are enjoying one of their best streaks of the year…

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