Will the Braves and Cardinals go over the betting total tonight when the two teams open a new series at 8:15PM ET?
The Matchup: Braves vs. Cardinals, 8:15PM ET, Busch Stadium
According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are -140 money line favorites versus the Braves, who have odds of +126 to pull off the upset. As for the betting total, the number currently sits at 9 runs.
Atlanta enters play having dropped seven of its last 10 games to fall to 51-61 on the year. The Braves have also struggled on the road, going 25-31 away from their new digs in Atlanta. As for St. Louis, the Cardinals have won seven of their last 10 games to improve to 59-56 on the year. They’ve also been decent at home, going 33-26 at Busch Stadium.
The Pitching Matchup: Mike Foltynewicz (ATL) vs. Adam Wainwright (STL)
Foltynewicz has pitched 121 innings this season, posting a 10-6 record and a 3.94 ERA. In his last start, he pitched 6 1/3 innings against the Marlins at home on August 5. He allowed just one run, scattered four hits and struck out 11.
As for Wainwright, he pitched 113 1/3 innings, is 11-5 and owns a 5.00 ERA. He last pitched on August 6 in Cincinnati, where he allowed three runs on four hits over just three innings. He struck out just one batter, walked five and surrendered one home run.
In the last five meetings between these two teams, the over is 4-1 . In Wainwright’s last five home starts versus the Braves, the over is 4-1. And in Wainwright’s last 10 outings overall versus Atlanta, the over is 7-2-1.
Meanwhile, the over is 4-0-1 in Foltynewicz’s last five starts overall and 5-1-1 in his last seven outings following a quality start in his last appearance. On the other side, the over has cashed in five straight Cardinals games and is 5-1-1 in Wainwright’s last seven starts versus National League East opponents.
Friday MLB Prediction: Braves/Cardinals over 9