St Louis Cardinals (61-78) vs. Atlanta Braves (90-48)
St Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves 9/7/2023 – As Major League Baseball nears its conclusion, we find ourselves with an intriguing matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves on September 7, 2023 at 7:20 PM ET at Truist Park; broadcast will take place live via MLBN. These teams currently stand on opposite ends of their W-L standings: Cardinals have endured an atrocious 61-78 record while Braves boast an incredible 90-48 mark – it should make for an intriguing contest!
St. Louis Cardinals have shown some life in recent games despite their subpar record, posting five wins out of seven SU. Their batting average sits at.254 with 625 runs scored off 1195 hits and 190 homers. Unfortunately, they’ve experienced difficulties scoring runs resulting in their current standing, which may explain their poor OBP of.328 and SLG percentage of.428; on pitching side they feature 4.71 ERA/WHIP of 1.45 which isn’t great either!
Conversely, the Atlanta Braves are enjoying an outstanding run with a 90-48 record and 13-5 in their last 18 home games SU (straight up). Their impressive stats include a.275 batting average with 795 runs scored on 1293 hits for an impressive 263 homer runs total. Their solid pitching staff boasts an ERA and WHIP ratio of 3.83/1.26 respectively for optimal pitching performances. For more insights, check out free winning baseball picks.
Cardinals vs. Braves Game Info
|When:||Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 7:20 PM ET|
Adam Wainwright (3-10, 8.10 ERA) vs. Max Fried (6-1, 2.52 ERA)
Adam Wainwright‘s performance this season has been disappointing compared to previous successes of his career. Sporting an unimpressive 3-10 W-L record and posting an 8.1 ERA and 1.98 WHIP in 83.1 innings pitched, his hits total has increased to 132 while giving up 16 homers; furthermore his strikeout-to-walk ratio remains dismal, fanning only 45 batters while issuing 33 walks — an alarming sign for Cardinals fans!
Max Fried has been nothing short of magnificent this season for the Atlanta Braves’ rotation, emerging as one of its pillars with his 6-2-1 W-L record and 2.52 ERA/WHIP of 1.15 over 60.2 innings pitched. Fried has kept batters at bay by only giving up 57 hits (only five homers allowed!) against 13 walks while striking out 63 batters to just 13 walks for an outstanding strikeout ratio compared to Wainwright’s struggles in 2018. On paper this matchup leans heavily towards Atlanta Braves which could play a large factor in this game’s outcome!
MLB Odds/Point Spread: St Louis Cardinals +262, Total Odds: 10.5
Betting odds heavily favor the Braves, with a Moneyline of -300 and spread of -1.5 at -150, while their underdog counterparts, the Cardinals are marked as underdogs with a Moneyline of +262 and spread of +1.5 at +130; total is set at 10.5 with over at +100 and under at -120.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis trends indicate that betting on the OVER may be smart, as their total has gone OVER in four of their last five games and they’ve won five outright since losing by +1.5 spread. Unfortunately for them though, Atlanta have an 8-11 SU record in 16 meetings which doesn’t bode well against them and therefore this game doesn’t bode well either!
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta’s trends also support an OVER, with four out of their last six games going that way. Their recent run of wins is impressive: 10-4 against all opponents over 14 matches played so far! In terms of history, however, Atlanta has proven themselves an easy opponent against whomever they face off: going 5-11 in 16 meetings against Cardinals teams!
St Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves 9/7/2023 Betting Picks
Based on trends, team stats, and starting pitcher analysis, it seems safe to pick Atlanta Braves to win this matchup. Adam Wainwright’s recent struggles don’t inspire confidence against an electric Atlanta lineup while their impressive home record and dominance against Cardinals over recent times may tip the scales in favor of Atlanta Braves.
Given this analysis, it would seem prudent to bet on the Braves at -1.5 even at -150 as they are highly likely to cover the spread. Betting on an Over total set at 10.5 may also prove profitable. For more betting recommendations, consider checking out free winning sports picks.
Free Pick and Prediction: Atlanta Braves 8, St. Louis Cardinals 4.