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Cardinals vs. Braves Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (8/26)

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Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Friday August 26th, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Braves vs. Cardinals

The Braves take on the Cardinals on Friday August 26th at Busch Stadium, St. Louis. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: Atlanta Braves (78-48) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (72-53)
  • Date: Friday August 26th, 2022
  • Time: 8:15 ET
  • Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis


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Atlanta Braves - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

At 78-48, the Atlanta Braves travel to take on the St. Louis Cardinals, ranked 2nd in the NL East division. In their 60 games on the road, the Braves have a strong record of 36-24. The team is hoping to add on another win, as they are coming off a 14-2 win over Pittsburgh. Overall, the team has won over half of their 39 series played, going 21-12-6.

Making the start for Atlanta, is Spencer Strider. So far, Strider has a record of 7-4. Coming into the game, Strider has put together an ERA of 3.13 across his 26 outings. Strider's WHIP of just 1.02 compares favorably to other MLB starters. Currently, opponents are batting just 0.181 against the right-hander. Across his previous outings, Strider has a SLG% allowed of .272. In total, he has given up 6 home runs. Overall, he has notched 151 strikeouts on a strikeout percentage of 37.0%.

Atlanta comes into this game with a strong offensive unit, averaging 4.94 runs per game, good for 3rd in the MLB. So far, the team ranks 15th in runs scored in the 8th and 9th innings of action. As a team, the Braves are batting a healthy .252, placing them 10th in the league. Over their last three games, the team is hitting 0.264. The team's lineup is also hitting for power at an above average rate, averaging 1.51 home runs per game (2nd). In terms of exit velocity, the team ranks near the top of the league. Atlanta's strong OBP of .317 is 10th best in the league. On average, the team generates walks at a rate of 7.8%.


St. Louis Cardinals - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

At 72-53, the St. Louis Cardinals will host St. Louis, currently ranked 1st in the NL Central division. In their 61 games at home, the Cardinals have a strong record of 40-21. St. Louis will be looking to bounce back after falling to the Cubs by a score of 8-3. So far, the team has won 19 out of their first 38 series, 19-10-9.

Jose Quintana gets the starting nod for St. Louis, looking to improve his overall record of 3-5. Quintana boasts an outstanding ERA of 3.32. On average, Quintana is allowing 1.26 base runners per inning (WHIP). So far, Jose Quintana has a SLG% allowed .368, including giving up 7 home runs. Overall, Quintana has notched 89 strikeouts on a K rate of 21.0%. Walks have been a problem for Jose Quintana as his BB/9 figure is 2.71.

On offense, St. Louis will look to continue their strong play, as they rank 4th in runs scored, averaging 4.85 runs per game. The Cardinals have enjoyed success at the plate, as their team batting average of .258 ranks 6th. On average, the team is coming up with 8.77 hits per game. So far, St. Louis's lineup has also been able to hit for power, as their average of 1.20 home runs per game, ranks 8th. Currently, the team has one of the lowest average exit velocity's in baseball. St. Louis's overall OBP of .329, is good for 2nd in the league, while the team's wOBA is one of the best in the league at 0.331.


Today's MLB Betting Pick - Braves vs. Cardinals

Heading into today's matchup between Atlanta and St. Louis, the Braves are the betting favorite at -142 on the moneyline. Atlanta's implied win probability sits at 58.68%. The MLB predictive models shows the best bet for today's game being taking Atlanta on the moneyline, as they have the advantage both at the plate and on the mound.

Recommended Betting Pick: Atlana Moneyliune

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