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2021 MLB Handicapping
(34-33) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (30-34)
Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA
Projected Pitchers: John Gant (STL) vs. Charlie Morton (ATL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +175 | Braves -165
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals +1.5, Braves -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
On Thursday, the Cardinals will be in Atlanta to begin a four game series against the Braves.
These teams have not played each other since the 2019 season.
John Gant will be pitching for the Cardinals and Charlie Morton will be going for the Braves.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals have not been playing great so far this month.
They have fallen down to third place in the National League Central with a record of 35-33. They are 3.5 games out of first place.
The Cardinals just swept the Marlins in three games. Before that, they got swept by their rival Chicago Cubs in a three game set.
Wednesday afternoon Johan Oviedo pitched a good game against the Marlins. He went seven innings and did not allow a run. This was a very impressive win for this team because they had to go against the Ace of the Marlins, Sandy Alcantara.
John Gant has been solid for this team this year with a 3.36 ERA. His last outing did not go well at all. He got rocked by the Cubs for 5 earned runs in 1.2 innings.
The Cardinals pitching has been up and down this year. They rank 18th with a 4.24 ERA. They pitched very well against the Marlins only giving up three runs.
For most of the year, St. Louis has done a good job scoring runs. They are scoring 4.12 runs per game which is 20th in baseball.
As a team, they have hit 75 home runs which is 16th in Major League Baseball.
Before the season, this team was the favorite to win the National League East. They have disappointed so far and are not playing good baseball.
They are in third place in their division with a record of 30-34. They find themselves 6.5 games behind the first place New York Mets. Atlanta has lost five out of their last seven games.
The Braves lost game one against the Red Sox 10-8 on Tuesday night. In that game, Starter Tucker Davidson left in the third inning with left forearm soreness. Before the Boston series, they lost two out of three to the Marlins in Miami.
The Veteran Charlie Morton has not pitched as well so far as he has pitched in years past. He has an ERA of 4.36 which is higher than what he would like.
Atlanta has had their issues this year with pitching. They rank 20th in baseball with a 4.43 ERA.
The strength of this team has been their batting. The Braves rank 9th across the league scoring 4.83 runs per game.
Hitting home runs is something this team does well as they have hit 93 of them this year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Cardinals are 3-9 in their last 12 games overall.
- Cardinals are 3-9 in their last 12 games on grass.
- Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series.
- Braves are 12-4 in their last 16 games vs. the National League Central.
- Braves are 4-1 in their last 5 games vs. a right handed pitcher.
- Braves are 6-2 in their last 8 home games with the total set at 7.0-9.0
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
This game will feature two pitchers that have had solid seasons thus far.
Charlie Morton pitched well in his last outing and I think that will continue.
9 seems to be a high total in this matchup given the two pitchers.
My pick is for the total to go under 9 runs.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 9 Runs
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