Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals - 10/6/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Atlanta Braves (98-66) at St. Louis Cardinals (92-72)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 4:10 pm (Busch Stadium)
Mike Soroka (13-4) (2.68) vs. Adam Wainwright (14-10) (4.14)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +105 / Atlanta Braves -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet up on the MLB diamond for Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday.
The Cardinals were able to eke out a crazy 7-6 win on Thursday in Game 1, but then in Game 2 Friday the Braves evened it up with a 3-0 shutout victory.
For the Sunday Game 3, the Cardinals will send out Adam Wainwright in the start. Across his 171.2 innings and 14-10 record this year, Wainwright posted a 4.19 ERA with 153 Ks and 64 walks.
Over on the Braves’ side, they’re going with Mike Soroka in the Game 3 start Sunday. Over 174.2 innings and a 13-4 mark during the regular season, Soroka had a 2.68 ERA with 142 Ks and 41 BBs.
The Braves are 7-3 in their last 10 in game three of a series and 37-16 in their last 53 Sunday games. Atlanta is 1-4 in their last five overall and 0-4 in their last four playoff road games.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 7-2 in their last nine Sunday games and 20-8 in their last 28 home games. St. Louis is 2-5 in their last seven overall and 1-4 in their last five playoff games.
Wainwright had a solid run of four straight quality starts going in September, but his last pair were really sketchy. In those two he put up 11 earned on 20 hits in 9.1 innings of work, going 1-1 in the process.
As for Soroka, he gave up five earned over 10.0 innings of work on 12 hits in his most recent pair. I’m not necessarily thrilled with either pitcher right now, and this one is probably going to come down to the late innings. I’m leaning toward Atlanta so long as they can avoid giving up any late-game heroics.