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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves - 10/7/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves
Date & Time Monday October 7, 2019, 3:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Busch Stadium
Saint Louis, Missouri
The Line
ATL -125
TV Channel
TBS
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The Atlanta Braves are set to visit Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri for game 4 of the NLDS against the Saint Louis Cardinals. The Atlanta Braves come into this matchup with a 2-1 record in this series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Saint Louis Cardinals, 3-1. Mike Soroka received the starting nod for the Atlanta Braves, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings. Adam Duvall had a big game from the plate for the Atlanta Braves as he contributed 2 RBIs.

The Atlanta Braves are set to start Max Fried (17-6, 4.02 ERA) who had success in his latest appearance as he went 1 scoreless inning while striking out 2 batters against the Saint Louis Cardinals. Max Fried did not record a start against the Saint Louis Cardinals during the 2019 season, but he struggled in 18 road appearances as he posted a 4.92 ERA.

The Saint Louis Cardinals come into this matchup with a 1-2 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Atlanta Braves, 3-1. Adam Wainwright received the starting nod for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and he had success as he went 7.2 scoreless innings while striking out 8 batters. Matt Carpenter was responsible for the lone score of the game for the Cardinals as he contributed an RBI.

The Saint Louis Cardinals are set to start Dakota Hudson (16-7, 3.35 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he went 5 scoreless innings while striking out 10 batters against the Chicago Cubs. Dakota Hudson had success in his 1 start against the Atlanta Braves as he gave up 2 earned runs in 6.1 innings.

The Saint Louis Cardinals were dominating the Atlanta Braves in game 3, but they allowed the Braves to rally in the 9th inning and put all 3 runs on the board. The Saint Louis Cardinals bring the pitching advantage in this matchup with Dakota Hudson taking the mound as he is posting a respectable 3.35 ERA, and he dominated the Braves in 1 start this season. The Braves may have one of the better lineups in the MLB, but the Cardinals are very productive with their bats as they have Marcel Ozuna and Paul Goldschmidt who are very good hitters. The Cardinals need a home win to keep this series in reach, and they will do just that here.

Pick:
Saint Louis Cardinals +115
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