Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals - 8/27/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (72-54) vs Atlanta Braves (79-48)
Game Info: Saturday, August 27, 2022 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Jordan Montgomery (7-3) (3.08) vs Charlie Morton (6-5) (3.99)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -105 / Atlanta Braves -115 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Braves will play the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of their series at Busch Stadium on Saturday night.
The Atlanta Braves are 79-48 this season and have won seven of their last eight games. Atlanta won Game 1 of this series by a score of 11-4 on Friday night. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.53 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average this season. The Braves offense has scored 633 runs with a .254 batting average and a .319 on base percentage. Matt Olson is batting .254 with 27 home runs and 87 RBI’s for the Braves this season. The projected starter for Atlanta is Charlie Morton, who is 6-5 with a 3.99 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 135.1 innings pitched this season.
The St. Louis Cardinals are 72-54 this season and have lost three of their last five games. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, St. Louis won three out five games in their series with the Cubs. The St. Louis pitching staff has a 3.82 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .243 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 613 runs with a .259 batting average and a .330 on base percentage this year. Paul Goldschmidt is batting .338 with 33 home runs and 105 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. The projected starter for St. Louis is Jordan Montgomery, who is 7-3 with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 140.1 innings pitched this season.
Atlanta is 22-6 in their last 28 Saturday games and 28-11 in their last 39 road games. The over is 3-1-1 in Atlanta’s last 5 Saturday games. St. Louis is 21-7 in their last 28 games and 12-4 in their last 16 Saturday games. The under is 5-2 in St. Louis’ last 7 game two’s of a series. Atlanta is 8-1 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings.
Both of these teams have played very well over the last couple of months, but Atlanta is playing like the best team in baseball right now. The Braves are closing the gap on the Mets and only trail them by 2 games in the NL East. The Braves scored 11 runs on Friday night and made easy work of the Cardinals. Jordan Montgomery has been dominant in his first four starts with the Cardinals and I like them to win here.
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