Braves vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Experts Picks 9/7

Braves vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Experts Picks 9/7

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Cardinals vs Braves: MLB Predictions, Picks, and Expert Analysis

Get ready for an exciting clash as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Atlanta Braves at the electric Truist Park. Our expert analysis will provide insights into this game, including our final prediction.

 

Game Information:

St. Louis Cardinals:

The St. Louis Cardinals come into this game with a 60-78 record, struggling on the road with a 29-38 record. While they may be facing an uphill battle, the Cardinals are not to be underestimated, as they showed in their recent win against the Braves.

In the competitive National League Central, every game matters, and the Cardinals aim to finish the season on a strong note. This matchup against the Braves provides them with an opportunity to build on their recent success and make a statement.

Batting Strengths:

Nolan Arenado has been a standout performer for the Cardinals, with 26 home runs and 87 RBIs. His ability to drive in runs and provide power at the plate is a significant asset. Alongside him, players like Paul Goldschmidt contribute to the team's offensive capabilities.

Pitching Excellence:

Adam Wainwright takes the mound for the Cardinals, looking to improve his 3-10 record and 8.10 ERA. Despite the numbers, Wainwright's experience and craftiness make him a pitcher who can keep the opposition in check. The Cardinals' pitching staff aims to silence the Braves' bats.

 

Atlanta Braves:

The Atlanta Braves boast an impressive 90-47 record, with a dominant 44-23 record at their home ground, Truist Park. They are the team to beat in the National League, and they are determined to continue their winning ways against the Cardinals.

Leading the National League East, the Braves have their sights set on playoff success. Their strong record at home provides them with a significant advantage, and this game is crucial to maintain their momentum.

Batting Overview:

Matt Olson has been a force to be reckoned with, belting 45 home runs and driving in 114 runs. His power at the plate is unmatched, and he headlines a potent Braves' lineup. Ronald Acuna Jr. adds to the offensive firepower with his impressive batting average.

Pitching Talent:

Max Fried takes the mound for the Braves, with a 6-1 record and a stellar 2.52 ERA. Fried's ability to keep hitters off balance and deliver quality starts has been instrumental in the Braves' success.

 

Prediction

Our prediction for this game is that the Atlanta Braves will not only win but also cover the -1.5 run line. There are several key factors that support this prediction.

Firstly, the Braves have a powerhouse lineup led by Matt Olson, who has consistently delivered home runs and RBIs. Facing a struggling Adam Wainwright, the Braves' offense has an excellent opportunity to produce runs.

Secondly, Max Fried's pitching prowess adds to the Braves' advantage. With a 2.52 ERA, he has the ability to stifle the Cardinals' offense and provide quality innings.

Considering these factors and the Braves' strong record at Truist Park, they are well-positioned to secure a convincing victory and cover the -1.5 run line. Expect a dominant performance from the Braves in this matchup.

 

Pick: Atlanta Braves to win and cover the -1.5 run line

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