Cardinals vs Braves Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/25

Cardinals vs Braves Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/25

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MLB Preview: Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals

On June 25, 2024, the Atlanta Braves will face the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. This article provides a comprehensive analysis of the teams' recent performances, pitching matchups, and offensive leaders.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: June 25, 2024
  • Time: 4:45 PM
  • Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
  • Weather: 89°F, Clear

Team Breakdown:

Atlanta Braves:

The Atlanta Braves enter this game with a 43-32 record, including a 19-19 record on the road. They are currently second in the National League East, aiming to close the gap with the division leaders.

Pitching:

Reynaldo López will start for the Braves. López has been outstanding this season, boasting a 5-2 record with a 1.57 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 74.1 innings pitched. His impressive performance has been a key factor in the Braves' success.

Recent Performance:

The Braves have won four of their last five games, showing strong form as they head into this matchup.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Marcell Ozuna (21 HR)
  • Batting Average: Marcell Ozuna (.314 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Marcell Ozuna (64 RBI)

The Braves have dealt with injuries to players such as Luis Liberato, A.J. Minter, Jimmy Herget, Hurston Waldrep, and AJ Smith-Shawver, but their depth has allowed them to remain competitive.

St. Louis Cardinals:

The St. Louis Cardinals have a 39-37 record, including a 20-15 record at home. They are currently second in the National League Central, aiming to improve their standing in the division.

Pitching:

Kyle Gibson will start for the Cardinals. Gibson has a 5-2 record with a 3.44 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 83.2 innings pitched. His performance will be crucial in attempting to counter the Braves' potent offense.

Recent Performance:

The Cardinals have won three of their last five games, showing resilience and improvement as they look to climb the standings.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Nolan Gorman (16 HR)
  • Batting Average: Masyn Winn (.299 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Brendan Donovan (38 RBI)

The Cardinals have dealt with injuries to players such as Nolan Arenado, Ivan Herrera, Tekoah Roby, Lars Nootbaar, and Tommy Edman, impacting their overall performance.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
ATL (43-32) -140 o8.5 (+105) -1.5 (+120)
STL (39-37) +120 u8.5 (-125) +1.5 (-140)

Prediction:

Considering the pitching matchups and recent performances of both teams, the pick for this game is the Braves Moneyline. Here’s why:

  • Outstanding Starting Pitcher: Reynaldo López has been exceptional this season, demonstrating his ability to dominate batters with a stellar ERA and WHIP. His consistent performance gives the Braves a significant edge.
  • Recent Form: The Braves have shown strong form, winning four of their last five games, which indicates their capability to continue this winning streak.
  • Cardinals' Inconsistencies: Despite some recent wins, the Cardinals have struggled with consistency, especially against strong opponents, which can be exploited by the Braves.
  • Offensive Power: The Braves' offense, led by players like Marcell Ozuna, has the potential to provide significant run support to back López's pitching.

Given these factors, betting on the Braves to win on the moneyline is a strong pick based on López's outstanding season, the Braves' recent form, and the Cardinals' inconsistencies.

Pick: Braves Moneyline

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