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2019 NLDS Game 4
(1-1) Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals (1-1)
Date: Monday October 7, 2019
Time: 3:07 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.
Projected Pitchers: Fried (ATL), Hudson (STL)
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Game 3 hasn’t started as I begin to write-up this one but it doesn’t change the fact that this game will determine whether or not there is a decisive Game 5 back in Atlanta.
Of course, the Braves could be fighting for their playoff lives or trying to close the Cardinals out on the road and be the first team to advance to the National League Championship Series. Based on the Game 3 starting pitching matchup, they are slight favorites to be attempting to close things out on the road in Game 4.
I’m thinking they better hope that’s what they are trying to do because St. Louis is going to have the advantage in this game.
While the Cardinals have been resting their Game 4 starter, Dakota Hudson, who, by the way, is a terrific young starter in his own right, the Braves threw Max Fried an inning in Game 1 and an inning in Game 2.
Now, he’s been announced for Game 4 but there isn’t anything binding about that announcement. Fried has been the one dependable arm out of Atlanta’s bullpen in the first two games and if the Braves have a chance to win Game 3, Brian Snitker may just go back to that well and figure Game 4 out later.
Such a scenario would nullify any play made with these two starters listed. So let’s go and assume Fried stays off the mound in Game 3.
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That would pit two extremely bright young arms, each making their first postseason start, against each other in Game 4, the first elimination game of this series.
You can’t just discount the fact that Fried threw an inning in Game 1 and and inning in Game 2. It was just an inning in each game but that kind of work adds up and he won’t be as well-rested as Hudson, who comes into this game on a whooping nine days of rest.
Hudson didn’t start the season great but he hung in there and finished strong. Not only did he make 32 starts as a rookie for the Cardinals, he won sixteen games, lost just seven, and finished with a 3.35 ERA.
Fried’s numbers were just as good but the Cardinals handle lefties pretty well and he just won’t have the same amount of gas in the tank as Hudson.
Looking at this series a game ahead, it’s apparent the Cardinals have the advantage, long-term. Five games isn’t long but it can be just long enough to determine which team has that extra bit of oomph needed to advance in MLB’s postseason.
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.
- ATL are 16-35 in their last 51 playoff games.
- Over is 8-2 in STL last 10 playoff games.
- Under is 6-2 in STL last 8 playoff home games.
- Under is 8-3 in STL last 11 Mon. games.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction: give me the Cardinals.
This is subject to change, pending what happens in Game 3, not only which team wins but whether or not Fried comes out of the bullpen. If he does, Atlanta could go back to Dallas Keuchel on short rest, which he can do.
4* Free 2019 NLDS Betting Pick: Cardinals
But in any of these situations, I’m going to like the Cardinals as long as we don’t have to pay much more than -120 for them.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 3 – St. Louis 5
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