St. Louis Cardinals (59/78) vs. Atlanta Braves (90-46)
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves 9/6/23 – The MLB season is reaching a crucial stage, and the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves on September 6, 2023, at 7:20 PM ET at Truist Park could have far-reaching ramifications for each side. MLBN will broadcast it live.
The St. Louis Cardinals have had a season to forget, sporting a 59-78 win-loss record. Although they boast a respectable batting average of 0.253, their ability to convert hits into runs has been questionable. With only 615 runs scored from 1183 hits and 186 home runs, it’s evident that timely hitting has not been their strong suit. Their on-base percentage of 0.328 and slugging percentage of 0.426 indicate an offense that has been inconsistent at best.
On the defensive end, their woes are further accentuated by a 4.7 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. The Cardinals have walked 440 batters, further emphasizing their lack of control on the mound. The pitching staff has been plagued by inconsistency, striking out 1046 batters but allowing opponents a batting average of 0.275. The overall team performance leaves much to be desired, and the stats clearly demonstrate that the Cardinals are struggling in almost every facet of the game.
Atlanta Braves’ Dominance in the 2023 MLB Season: Insights for Free Expert Baseball Picks
On the other hand, the Atlanta Braves are enjoying an outstanding season – entering today’s game with a commanding 90-46 record and an offensive prowess boasting an astounding 0.275 batting average from 1282 hits accumulated for 789 runs. The Braves have displayed remarkable power with 259 home runs this season, as evidenced by an outstanding 0.344 on-base percentage and 0.51 slugging percentage. Their impressive pitching staff has also excelled, posting a 3.78 ERA and 1.26 WHIP.
Braves pitchers have proven their superiority on the mound by striking out 1276 batters while only walking 438, showing an incredible degree of control and dominance on their pitching arm. Furthermore, the opposition batting average is an impressive 0.239; all these elements come together to make this formidable team nearly impossible to defeat regardless of where they may play at bat or pitch. For those seeking insights, consider these statistics when looking at free expert baseball picks.
Cardinals vs. Braves Game Info
|When:||Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 7:20 PM ET|
Dakota Hudson (5-1, 4.02 ERA) vs. Spencer Strider (16-4, 3.56 ERA)
Dakota Hudson provides hope to the Cardinals, entering this game with a 5-1 record and 4.02 ERA/1.3 WHIP figures that show his struggles. In 56 innings pitched so far, he has allowed 52 hits, including 7 homers and 33 strikeouts/21 walks while recording 33 K’s/21 walks; these stats may seem impressive but pale in comparison with their counterparts from Atlanta Braves.
Spencer Strider, on the other hand, is having an exceptional year. With a 16-4 record, a 3.56 ERA, and a 1.05 WHIP, he’s been a linchpin for the Braves’ pitching staff. Strider has displayed dominance in 159.1 innings pitched, allowing only 119 hits and 19 home runs, while amassing a remarkable 245 strikeouts and issuing only 49 walks.
MLB Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -270, Total Odds: 7
The betting odds are unsurprisingly in favor of the Braves. The St. Louis Cardinals are at a Spread of +1.5 (+105), Moneyline +238, and a Total of 9 over (-105). On the other side, the Atlanta Braves have a Spread of -1.5 (-125), Moneyline -270, and a Total of 9 under (-115).
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The betting trends for the Cardinals are bleak. They are 5-12 straight up (SU) in their last 17 games and have struggled against Atlanta, going 3-11 SU in their last 14 encounters. Their road form is dismal as well, standing at 1-5 SU in their last 6 away games. When playing against teams in the National League, they are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games. Totals have frequently gone UNDER in their recent games, especially when playing on the road against Atlanta.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Braves have been an excellent bet lately, going 6-1 SU in their last 7 games. They also have a strong home record, standing at 9-2 SU in their last 11 games at Truist Park. Against teams in the National League, they boast a 10-2 SU record in their last 12 games. The total has typically gone UNDER in their games, mirroring the Cardinals’ recent trend, which adds another layer of predictability.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves 9/6/23 Betting Picks
Considering the trends, team stats, and starting pitchers, the Atlanta Braves appear to be the overwhelming favorites with a predicted score of 5-2. While Dakota Hudson has a respectable record, he pales in comparison to Spencer Strider, who has been exceptional this season. The Braves have also been dominant in recent games and show superior form both at home and against the Cardinals. Given these points, the safest bets would be the Braves on the Moneyline (-270) and the total going UNDER 9 runs. While the Braves Spread of -1.5 (-125) is also tempting, the Moneyline appears to be the least risky option given the overwhelming factors in the Braves’ favor. For those seeking insights, these considerations can be valuable when looking at free latest sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Atlanta Braves will win 5-2.