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St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction 6-26-24 Picks

Atlanta Braves (43-33) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (40-37)
June 26, 2024 7:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +155 / Atlanta Braves -182; Over/Under: +8
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The Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Wednesday in MLB doubleheader action from Busch Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s an St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Atlanta Braves will send out Reynaldo Lopez for game one and Lopez is 5-2 with a 1.57 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. In game two, the Braves will send out Chris Sale and Sale is 10-2 with a 2.91 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. St. Louis in game one will send out Kyle Gibson and Gibson is 5-2 with a 3.44 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. In game two, the Cardinals will start Andre Pallante and Pallante is 3-3 with a 5.23 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season.

Atlanta Braves Recap

The Atlanta Braves will try to rebound after starting the series with a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Cardinals in Monday’s series opener. It wasn’t the ideal start for the Braves who are looking to keep their series win streak alive which includes triumphs over the Yankees, Tigers and Rays over the last week and a half.

Braves Still Rock Solid At The Dish Despite Loss

Going into Monday’s action, Marcell Ozuna leads the Braves with 88 hits including 21 home runs and 64 RBIs while Orlando Arcia has 18 doubles and Ozzie Albies has a team-high 21 doubles, logging 71 hits as well this season. Ronald Acuna Jr. has a team-high 16 stolen bases as well this season but is now out for the season with a torn ACL. Matt Olson has 19 doubles with a team-high 81 strikeouts and Austin Riley has 14 doubles with a pair of triples.

Why the Atlanta Braves will win

  • The Braves have won five of their last six games at Busch Stadium following a loss.
  • The Cardinals have lost four of their last five day games against the Braves following a home win.
  • The Braves have covered the run line in eight of their last nine games at Busch Stadium following a road loss.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last 10 games against NL East opponents.

St. Louis Cardinals Recap

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to keep the ball rolling after opening the set with a win over the Braves on Monday, a welcome sight for the Cardinals, who are looking for back-to-back series wins after sweeping the San Francisco Giants this past weekend.

Cardinals Starting To Heat Up Offensively

Entering Monday’s series opener, Nolan Arenado has 70 hits along with 13 doubles and 32 RBIs while Brendan Donovan has a team-high 73 hits and 38 RBIs with 17 doubles. Nolan Gorman has a team-high 16 home runs along with 36 RBIs in addition to 8 doubles while Masyn Winn has a .299 batting average and 8 stolen bases. Paul Goldschmidt also has 97 K’s while Gorman has a team-high 99 strikeouts as well this season.

Why the St. Louis Cardinals will win

  • The Cardinals have won each of their last six home games against teams that held a winning record.
  • The Braves have lost each of their last four games against National League opponents.
  • The Cardinals have covered the run line in each of their last seven games at Busch Stadium.
  • The Braves have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four games against National League opponents.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Prediction

I’m rolling with the Braves in both games of this double-header. In game one, I think Lopez has the edge over Kyle Gibson here and I think Gibson has issues dealing with the Braves and extended innings and Kyle Gibson do not mix well, as I think this is a bit of a bullpen spot for the Cards in game two behind Pallante. Speaking of game two, Chris Sale has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season and I just don’t see the Cardinals’ pitching staff matching zeroes with him here. Give me the Braves for the double-header sweep.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Atlanta Braves

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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