Atlanta Braves vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 7 (7/7): MLB

Atlanta Braves vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, July 7 (7/7): MLB

Credit: photo by  Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:20 p.m. EST
Cardinals money line +175
Cardinals run line +1.5 (-110)
Braves money line -215
Braves run line -1.5 (-110)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  St Louis Cardinals  Atlanta Braves
Record 44-40 49-34
Home / home record 20-24 27-17
Last 10 record 3-7 7-3
Streak L4 W3
Over / under record 40-40-4 41-39-3
Runs / game 4.73 4.73
Runs allowed / game 3.93 4.11

 

Preview

The Atlanta Braves and the St Louis Cardinals will play the 4th game of the series at the Truist Park on Thursday. The Braves beat the Cards for the third straight time.  Marcell Ozuna and Eddie Rosario hit back-to-back homers, Max Fried threw six strong innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 44-40 record and have lost 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.7 runs and and they're batting for .253 AVG, have 383 runs scored in 697 hits and 88 home runs, ranking #8 in offense in the league behind the Boston Red Sox. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 19 home runs and batting for .341 AVG with 65 RBI so far.

Defensively they are allowing 3.9 runs per game and rank #8 in the league. Miles Mikolas leads the pitching staff with a 2.61 ERA, 79 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded with the Cards.

Probable Pitcher: Matthew Liberatore (2-1, 5.66 ERA)

Liberatore will take the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Cardinals. He was pounded by the Phillies in his last start allowing 5 runs on 7 hits in just 2.2 innings pitched but still the Cardinals won the game 7-6.

Atlanta Braves

The Braves get here with a 47-32 record and have won 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.7 runs per game. They're batting for .248 AVG, 378 runs scored in 674 hits and 122 home runs, ranking #9 in offense in the league behind the St Louis Cardinals. Austin Riley is leading the team with 20 home runs and 48 RBI while Dansby Swanson has the better batting average with .301. 

Defensively they are allowing 4.1 runs per game and rank #11 in the league. Kyle Wright pitched 4 scoreless innings against the Cards. He leads the pitching staff with a 2.91 ERA, 98 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded with the Braves. 

Probable Pitcher:  Spencer Strider (4-2, 2.87 ERA)

Strider will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Braves. Strider earned the win against the Reds on Saturday, allowing one run on one hit and one walk over six innings. He struck out 11 times. He hasn't pitched against the Cards in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

St. Louis Cardinals are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games against Atlanta.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home.

Atlanta Braves are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis.

Prediction

The Cardinals have now lost 6 of their last 7 games and 7 straight against the Braves and the scenario is not looking good for the 4th game of the series as they're sending Liberatore to the mound nwho has been pounded all season. The Braves are on a roll and have won 5 of their last 6 games and will try to sweep the Cardinals by sending Spencer Strider to the mound who's coming from a great game against the Reds. Expect the Braves to take care of business at home again and beat the Cards for the 4th straight time.

PICK: Braves -1.5 (-110)

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