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2022 MLB Handicapping
(44-39) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (48-34)
Date: Wednesday, July 6th, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA.
Projected Pitchers: Miles Mikolas (STL), Max Fried (ATL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: STL +150, ATL -175
MLB run line Betting Odds: Cardinals +1.5, Braves -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
Swanson hit a three-run double in a five-run second inning and the Braves held off the Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday.
Austin Riley homered and drove in three runs, and the Braves beat the struggling Cardinals 7-1 on Tuesday night.
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis was only two games over the .500 mark in the middle of May, but it had a strong month of June. The Cardinals have been up and down over the past week, losing two out of three against the Cubs before taking two out of three against Miami.
They were unable to add another series win over the weekend, dropping two out of three in Philadelphia. St. Louis is sitting two games back of Milwaukee in the National League Central standings. The Cardinals are 1.5 games ahead of Philadelphia for the final NL Wild Card spot following Sunday’s loss.
They have been a strong offensive team, ranked sixth in the MLB in batting average (.253). First baseman Paul Goldschmidt leads the way with 100 hits, including 19 home runs. They will be facing an Atlanta pitching staff that is No. 9 with an ERA of 3.74.
Catcher Yadier Molina and center fielder Harrison Bader are both on the injured list.
Atlanta got off to a terrible start to the season, going 23-27 through its first 50 games. The Braves responded with a 14-game winning streak and have been playing winning baseball since then. They have bounced back from a series loss to the Dodgers with wins over Philadelphia and Cincinnati, taking two out of three against both teams. Atlanta was unable to complete the sweep against Cincinnati on Sunday, losing in walk-off fashion.
The Braves are sitting in second place in the NL East, trailing New York by 3.5 games. They have 2.5 games of wiggle room in the NL Wild Card standings, though.
The Braves are a solid offensive team, ranked No. 12 in batting average (.248). Shortstop Dansby Swanson is having an excellent season, racking up 91 hits and 46 RBIs. He is facing a St. Louis pitching staff that is No. 11 with an ERA of 3.81.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 21-22 ATS on the road
- Cardinals O/U are 18-23-2 on the road
- Braves are 18-25 ATS at home
- Braves O/U are 22-19-2 at home
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
This one offers great value on the Cards with Miles Mikolas on the hill. The veteran is reliable, allowing 2 or fewer earned runs in five consecutive outings.
This includes road performances against strong foes in the Rays, Brewers, and Phillies. Mikolas has excelled against the Braves as well, compiling a stifling 2.61 ERA in 20.2 career innings.
Furthermore, the Cardinals will be eager to avoid the sweep. They have not been swept in a series in one month. Look for Mikolas to contain the Atlanta offense and propel his team to victory.
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