St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves - 7/7/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals at Atlanta Braves - 7/7/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves (48-34) vs St. Louis Cardinals (44-39)

Game Info: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)

Spencer Strider (4-1) (3.17) vs Matthew Liberatore (2-1) (5.66)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -213 / St. Louis Cardinals +155 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Truist Park. The Braves have won the first three games of this series. 

The Cardinals sit with a 44-40 record overall but they have lost four games in a row. Over the last four games, the Cardinals have scored only four runs total, and in two of the games they were shutout. The Cardinals overall is averaging 4.66 runs per game which is 8th in the league, and they need to find a way to get going in this game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Braves who sit with a 49-34 record overall and after a slow start to the season, they are getting closer to the New York Mets in the National League East. Overall this season the Braves are averaging 4.77 runs per game 4th best in baseball. So far in this series though, it’s been the pitching that has been the real strength. The Braves are 4.06 runs per game which is 11th in the league. 

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On the mound for the Cardinals is Matthew Liberatore who sits with a 2-1 record and an ERA of 5.56. In his last start against the Phillies, he went 2.2 innings giving up seven hits and five runs. 

On the mound for the Braves is Spencer Strider who sits with a 4-2 record and an ERA Of 2.87. In his last start against the Cincinnati Reds, he went six innings, giving up one hit and one run. 

The Cardinals are 0-6 in their last six games played on Thursday. The Braves are 5-1 in their last six games against the National League Central. The under is 4-0 in the Braves last four games overall. 

The Cardinals have struggled to score in this series, and it’s going to be an issue in this game. Strider sits with an ERA of 2.87 and in his last start he gave up only one hit and one run. The Cardinals are going to struggle to get runs off of Strider and that will be the difference as the Braves get the job done. Back the Braves -1.5.

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Shane’s Pick Braves -1.5

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