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2019 NLDS Game 2
(0-0) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (0-0)
Date: Friday October 4, 2019
Time: 4:37 PM ET
Venue: SunTrust Park Atlanta, GA.
Projected Pitchers: Flaherty (STL), Foltynewicz (ATL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -122 | Braves +116
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 (+130) | Braves +1.5 (-150)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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St. Louis Cardinals
I just wrote about Justin Verlander, who is throwing Game 1 for Houston. He was dominant all season.
Jack Flaherty has been as dominant, or even more so, in the last half of this season, however. Over his final 12 starts, St. Louis’ ace posted an ERA under 0.77 (seven runs in 82 innings) and won the NL’s Pitcher of the Month in both August and September. Not even Verlander put up numbers like that at any point this season.
Mike Shildt couldn’t throw him in Game 1 on three days rest but he doesn’t appear to have any problem coming back with him on four days in Game 2.
What that does is put some pressure on the Braves in Game 1, which will be played later today.
Now not only would a Game 1 loss mean losing home field advantage, it would mean staring down a 2–0 hole, going on the road, if they can’t score off of Flaherty.
Atlanta will counter with a guy who, like Flaherty, didn’t start out the season on fire but came on at the end.
Mike Foltynewicz made five starts in September and gave up five runs in 30 innings of work. His emergence made Julio Teheran, who carried the Braves’ staff early but fizzled late, expendable.
Mike Soroka will start Game 3 in St. Louis. Both Sean Newcomb and Max Fried, two young and electric lefties will be available for relief in any of the first three games.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-1 in STL last 8 playoff games.
- STL are 7-2 in their last 9 Fri. games.
- STL are 6-2 in their last 8 road games.
- Over is 6-2-1 in ATL last 9 playoff games.
- ATL are 8-21 in their last 29 playoff games.
- ATL are 21-8 in their last 29 Fri. games.
- Head to Head: STL are 9-3 in the last 12 meetings in Atlanta.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction: wait and see.
If the Cardinals win Game 1, I’ll be tempted to play them in Game 2 with Flaherty coming in for the kill.
On the other hand, it’s the first postseason game of his career and it comes on the road. He was on such a roll to end the season but everything sort of resets once the playoffs begin.
I’m going to wait and see, not only who wins Game 1 but how each bullpen looks.
4* Free 2019 NLDS Betting Pick: Cardinals ML
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 5 – Atlanta 1
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