Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves

Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals will continue a three-game series when they clash at SunTrust Park in Atlanta on Wednesday night. St. Louis was a horrendous 2-9 in its last 11 contests heading into the opener on Tuesday. The Braves recently halted a four-game skid by winning three straight against Arizona.

St. Louis manager Mike Shildt continues to preach patience, but he knows his team must play better starting with this current a six-game road trip that touches off in Atlanta. The Cardinals have lost nine of their past 11 games to sink to fourth place in the National League Central following Sunday’s 10-6 home loss to Pittsburgh. They are hitting .238 as a team during this stretch while scoring one run or fewer six times and have allowed at least 10 runs runs on three occasions. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt homered in the first inning on Sunday, snapping an 18-game drought and giving him his first dinger of the season against a left-handed pitcher.

The Braves faced a difficult 10-game road swing that featured a four-game losing streak, but they rallied with three victories in a row to close out a four-game series at Arizona. Atlanta was off Monday–its first off day after 20 games in 20 days–and its starting pitchers finished the road trip with a 3.80 ERA with five quality starts.

My free pick goes to Atlanta -143

Why Choose TGF?

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