Braves vs. Cardinals Prediction
The Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals split the first two games of the best-of-5 NLDS. Which side will win today's Game 3 as the series shifts to St. Louis?
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Busch Stadium at 4:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -115 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Cardinals are a +105 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Sunday morning, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Foltynewicz guides Braves to win
Atlanta claimed a 3-0 victory at home over St. Louis Friday in Game 2 of the NLDS. Mike Foltynewicz threw seven shutout innings to post the win as he allowed three hits with seven strikeouts and no walks. Mark Melancon picked up the save as he gave up two hits with two strikeouts and no walks over one inning. Josh Donaldson helped lead the Braves offense as he finished 1-for-4 with an RBI. Ozzie Albies went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Adam Duvall was 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit two-run home run. Mike Soroka draws the start today for Atlanta as he enters with a 13-4 record, 2.68 ERA and 1.11 WHIP plus 142 strikeouts over 174 2/3 innings pitched.
Cardinals shut out in Game 2
St. Louis was shut out on six hits Friday at Atlanta as it fell 3-0 in Game 2 of the NLDS. Marcell Ozuna and Yadier Molina led the Cardinals offensively as they were both 2-for-4. Jose Martinez finished 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit single. Jack Flaherty took the loss as he gave up three earned runs on eight hits with eight strikeouts and one walk over seven innings. Adam Wainwright gets the start this afternoon after going 14-10 with a 4.19 ERA and 1.43 WHIP plus 153 strikeouts over 171 2/3 innings of work.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are 1-5 in their last six road games. Atlanta is 22-10 in the last 32 Soroka starts.
The Cardinals are 7-2 in their last nine Sunday games. St. Louis is 1-4 in its last five NLDS games.
Soroka has been dominant on the road this season, which is a big reason why the Braves held off on pitching their ace until Game 3. Meanwhile, Wainwright has regressed some lately and balls that were previously being fielded are now finding holes. Against a very good Atlanta lineup, I don't trust Wainwright in this spot. Look for a strong Soroka outing as the Braves win this pivotal Game 3.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -115