Free MLB Pick: Braves vs Cardinals NLDS Odds
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2019 NLDS Game 3
(1-1) Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals (1-1)
Date: Sunday October 6, 2019
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.
Projected Pitchers: Soroka (ATL), Wainwright (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Atlanta -115 | St. Louis +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Atlanta (+135) | St. Louis (-155)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5 (Under -115)
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St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals got their road win in Game 1 of the series and sent Jack Flaherty to the mound in the second, looking to take a 2–0 lead going back home.
Flaherty pitched well but gave up an early run in his first postseason inning on a jam-shot to Josh Donaldson with a man on third and then an Adam Duvall pinch-hit homer in the seventh. He finished the inning but walked off the mound trailing, 3–0.
That wound up being the final score. Mike Foltynewicz, and not Flaherty, was the more dominant starting pitcher on Friday. He needed just 81 pitches to get through seven three-hit, shutout innings.
Atlanta could easily be up 2–0 in the series but its bullpen allowed St. Louis to rally in Game 1.
One guy who wasn’t shaky in relief of Dallas Keuchel was Max Fried, the fine young left-hander who started for Atlanta all season. He came in and threw a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts.
Well Fried did the same thing on Friday. He looks like the guy Brian Snitker is going to start going to for the biggest outs late in the game.
Mark Melancon was that guy but he got hit hard in Game 1, allowing four earned runs and a fifth inherited run to score.
Snitker went back to him in the ninth inning of Game 2 and he did the job, striking out the last two batters after giving up back-to-back hits to bring the tying run to the plate.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 11-4 in ATL last 15 playoff road games.
- Over is 15-6-1 in ATL last 22 playoff games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in ATL last 8 Sun. games.
- STL are 7-1 in their last 8 games as an underdog.
- Over is 8-2 in STL last 10 playoff games.
- STL are 7-2 in their last 9 Sun. games.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction: play the Cardinals.
Mike Soroka turned 22 in August. This will be the first postseason action of his career.
Adam Wainwright just turned 28. This will be his 25th postseason appearance and 13th start.
Soroka was the dominant pitcher, of the two, in the regular season. He finished fifth in the Majors in terms of ERA (2.68). On paper Atlanta has a big advantage in the starting pitching matchup.
But not only do the Cardinals have the experience edge, they are at home and plus-money on the moneyline.
4* Free 2019 NLDS Betting Pick: St. Louis +105
I’m going to take all three of those facts, pile them in my corner, and hope it stays close early and St. Louis’ bullpen gets the best of Atlanta’s once again.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 4 – St. Louis 6
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