MLB Predictions: Will Braves vs. Cardinals go over total? 8/11/17

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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.

Our Prediction:

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

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