Cardinals vs. Braves Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves 9/18/18, Prediction & Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals scored 11 runs on the road last night to win the series opener at the Atlanta Braves. Is a bet on St. Louis the right play to make again tonight as the series resumes?

Game Snapshot

905 St. Louis Cardinals at 906 Atlanta Braves

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SunTrust Park at 7:35PM ET

TV: ESPN

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Public Betting Information 

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Braves are a -136 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Cardinals are a +126 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 54 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting St. Louis. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Wong helps power Cards

Matt Carpenter was 0-for-3, but walked twice and scored two runs Monday in the 11-6 win at the Braves. Harrison Bader was 1-for-1 with a 3-run homer as a reserve. Paul DeJong went 2-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Marcell Ozuna finished 1-for-3 with a double, two walks and a run. Jedd Gyorko was 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs. Yadier Molina ended the contest 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Kolten Wong was 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. Miles Mikolas secured the win as he allowed two earned runs on four hits with six strikeouts and a walk over five innings.

Freeman homers in defeat

Ronald Acuna Jr. went 3-for-5 with an RBI from the leadoff spot in yesterday's loss to St. Louis. Ozzie Albies was 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs. Freddie Freeman finished 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. Nick Markakis finished 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and an RBI. Ender Inciarte was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs. Mike Foltynewicz took the loss as he allowed six earned runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings, striking out two and walking four. 

Austin Gomber (5-1, 3.78 ERA) will start today for St. Louis, while Anibal Sanchez (6-5, 3.01) draws the start for Atlanta.

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 16-5 in their last 21 road games. St. Louis is 7-2 in Gomber's last nine road starts.

Atlanta

The under is 6-2 in Sanchez' last eight home starts. The over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings.

Prediction:

Gomber has slowed down since a fantastic start to his MLB career, while Sanchez is usually consistent in giving Atlanta quality innings. Look for the Braves to have another strong offensive showing, but with betting pitching to go with it.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -136

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