Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 6/24/24

St. Louis Cardinals (38-37) vs Atlanta Braves (42-32)

Game Info: Monday, June 24, 2024 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Lance Lynn (2-3) (4.08) vs Spencer Schwellenbach (1-2) (4.98)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals +108 / Atlanta Braves -128 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals meet Monday in MLB game 1 action at Busch Stadium. Here’s a Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction. This article will include a Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick.

Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

The Atlanta Braves are 43-32 on the year after games against the Tigers and Yankees. The Atlanta Braves have scored 14 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 9 games. The Atlanta Braves have won 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Marcell Ozuna leads the Atlanta Braves with 88 hits and 64 RBI, while Ozzie Albies and Matt Olson have combined for 140 hits and 78 RBI.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals are 39-37 on the year after games against the Marlins and Giants. The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 20 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 6 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won 7 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Brendan Donovan leads the St. Louis Cardinals with 73 hits and 38 RBI, while Masyn Winn and Nolan Arenado have combined for 142 hits and 59 RBI.

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Pitching Pick Matchup

Spencer Schwellenbach gets the ball for the Atlanta Braves, and he is 1-2 with a 4.98 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Schwellenbach has allowed 14 hits and 9 runs in his last 16.2 innings. Schwellenbach has a 6.75 ERA and .268 allowed batting average in 10.2 road innings. This will be Schwellenbach’s first career game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Lance Lynn gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals, and he is 2-3 with a 4.08 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Lynn has allowed 23 hits and 12 earned runs in his last 17.2 innings. Lynn has a 4.76 ERA and .239 allowed batting average in 34 home innings. Lynn is 4-4 with a 4.34 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Atlanta Braves.

Why the St. Louis Cardinals will Beat the Braves

  • The Braves have lost five of their last six games as favorites against National League opponents.
  • The Cardinals have won four of their last five games as underdogs.
  • The Braves have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight games as road favorites against NL Central opponents following a road win.
  • The Cardinals have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games at Busch Stadium.
  • The Cardinals have led after 5 innings in each of their last four night games.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Lance Lynn has recorded a win in four of his last five appearances at Busch Stadium against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Lance Lynn has recorded six or more strikeouts in three of his last four home appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Willson Contreras has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances at Busch Stadium.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances with the Cardinals as underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances against NL opponents.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one Single in 12 of his last 13 appearances against the Braves.
  • Brendan Donovan has hit a home run in two of the Cardinals' last three home games against NL East opponents.
  • Brendan Donovan has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Cardinals' last six games.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances with the Cardinals as underdogs against NL opponents.

Atlanta Braves Player Prop Facts

  • Austin Riley has hit a home run in four of his last five appearances against the Cardinals.
  • Matt Olson has recorded a Single in each of the Braves' last six road games against NL opponents.
  • Matt Olson has recorded an RBI in each of the Braves' last four games as favorites against the Cardinals.
  • Matt Olson has scored at least one run in each of the Braves' last six games as favorites against the Cardinals.
  • Michael Harris has recorded at least one total base in each of the Braves' last 13 games as favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • Michael Harris has recorded at least one hit in each of the Braves' last 13 games as favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • Travis d'Arnaud has recorded a Double in each of the Braves' last three games as favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • Marcell Ozuna ranks 4th amongst qualified players for Batting Average (.314) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank T9th in the league for walks allowed this season (221).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank T21st in the league for doubles this season (113).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank 2nd in the league for home runs allowed this season (66).
  • The Atlanta Braves rank 3rd in the league for runs allowed this season (284).

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

The Atlanta Braves are going to get the benefit of the doubt because they're the better team on paper, but I'm not excited to get behind Spencer Schwellenbach and his struggles and small sample size. The St. Louis Cardinals are on a heater offensively all of a sudden, and Lance Lynn is the far more trustworthy starter of the two. This is a winnable game for the Cardinals at home, and we're getting the more favorable price. I'll take it.

Randy’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals +108

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