The Atlanta Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals for game two in the series. Max Fried will get the ball for the Atlanta Braves and has a 3-4 record with a 4.80 ERA. Carlos Martinez will take the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals with a 3-7 record and a 5.54 ERA. The Braves took game one 4-0 and their bats have been coming alive.
The Pick: Braves ML (-158)
The Why: Braves Bats
Through this point in the season, the Braves have underperformed. Sitting at 31-35 overall. Their bats have been hit and miss throughout the season but in the last few games they have came alive. In the last 36 innings, the Braves have scored 26 runs. Ronald Acuna Jr. is hitting .435 in the last 7 days and he is the main catalyst for this offense.
Carlos Martinez has lost his last three outings and has struggled with consistency all season long. He has a record of 1-5 on the road and a ERA of 5.73 while away too. However in his last start he had a better outing against the Cubs but the Braves have a much better offense than the Cubs. At home is where the Braves hit better ranking 9th in runs.
Max Fried has had his struggles but five of his last six starts have been quality. Being back at home should help Fried get going against a Cardinals offense that ranks 21st in runs and 25th in walks.
We’re going to roll with Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Braves to stay hot and get it done in Atlanta.
Trends We’re Betting On
Cardinals are 0-5 SU in their last 5 road games
Braves are 4-1 SU in the last 5 vs NL opponents
Cardinals are 3-9 SU in the last 12 vs NL opponents
Braves are 5-2 SU in the last 7 vs a right-handed pitcher
Yesterday’s Pick: Mets ML ❌
No offense for the Mets equals no cash for us. Still ice cold. I feel a good stretch coming.
AtoZ Pick Of The Day Record: 7-9-1
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