Cardinals vs. Braves Playoff Free Pick
ATLANTA, GA (The Spread) – The first of two wild card games in Major League Baseball will take place in Atlanta today when the Braves host the Cardinals at 4:07PM ET. Which team will set up a NLDS match up with the Nationals?
LINE MOVEMENT: The Braves opened as -160 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -175, while the Cardinals have gone from +150 underdogs to +164 on the money line.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 59% of public bettors favor the Braves. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the Cardinals. According to the latest MLB trends, the Braves are 1-4 in their last five playoff games as a favorite, 1-4 in their last five playoff games at home and 1-5 in their last six games against the National League Central. The Cardinals, meanwhile, are 12-4 in their last 16 games overall, 4-1 in their last five road games and 4-0 in Kyle Lohse’s last four starts as an underdog of +151 to +200.
FRIDAY MLB FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS +165