Cardinals vs. Braves Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Braves are -135 money line favorites over the Cardinals. who are currently +125 on the ML. With Joe Kelly set to face Julio Teheran in the pitching matchup, the total is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Braves opened as -123 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -135, while the Cardinals' odds have gone from +114 up to +125. St. Louis is 62-38 overall and 30-21 on the road, while Atlanta is 58-45 overall and 32-15 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 59% of the betting public currently favors St. Louis. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Atlanta. According to latest MLB trends, St. Louis is:1-4 last 5 as an underdog and 1-5 in Kelly's last six road starts. Atlanta is: 41-17 last 58 home games, 5-2 last 7 in series and 8-2 last 10 Saturday games.
Joe Kelly (1-3, 3.88 ERA) pitched well in his last start against the Cubs, giving up one run in a 3-2 win. But that was after allowing four runs to the lowly Marlins in six innings on July 6. Kelly has never faced the Braves.
Julio Teheran (7-5, 3.25 ERA) had one bump in the road on July 14, giving up five runs at home against the Reds. But he bounced back to hold the Mets to just one run in six innings in his last start. At times, Teheran has been dominant allowing three runs or less in six of his last seven starts. Atlanta is led by Freddie Freeman, who is hitting .306 with 11 home runs, while Justin Upton, who is coming off a day off to rest, is hitting .249 with 16 homers. Atlanta loves playing at home and has an eight-game cushion atop the NL East. Teheran gives the Braves the lift they need.
MLB FREE PICK: ATLANTA BRAVES -135