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Cardinals vs. Braves Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (8/27)

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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 Saturday August 27th, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Braves vs. Cardinals

The Braves take on the Cardinals on Saturday August 27th at Busch Stadium, St. Louis. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: Atlanta Braves (79-48) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (72-54)
  • Date: Saturday August 27th, 2022
  • Time: 7:15 ET
  • Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis


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Atlanta Braves - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The Atlanta Braves enter play ranked 2nd in the NL East division, with an overall record of 79-48. So far, Atlanta has been tough as the road team, putting together a mark of 36-24. The unit is coming off a winning effort over St. Louis by a score of 11-4. So far, Atlanta has won 21 out of their first 39 series, 21-12-6.

Starting for the Braves will be Charlie Morton. On the season, he has an overall record of 6-5. Morton will be looking to bring down an ERA of 4.00. Currently, opponents are batting just .223 against the right-hander. Per 9 innings, Morton is giving up an average of 1.2 home runs, well above the MLB average. For the season, he has picked up 164 strikeouts on a K rate of 29%. Charlie Morton's per 9 walk average of 3.13 has been a problem for the right.

Atlanta enters play averaging 4.94 runs per game, placing them 3rd in the MLB. So far, the team ranks 15th in runs scored in the 8th and 9th innings of action. The Braves are enjoying offensive success as their team batting average ranks 9th, at .252. Per game, the team is averaging 8.6 hits. 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. To date, Atlanta has the MLB's 10th best OBP at .317, coming on a walk rate of 7.8%.


St. Louis Cardinals - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

At 72-54, the St. Louis Cardinals will host St. Louis, currently ranked 1st in the NL Central division. When playing at Busch Stadium, the Cardinals have been excellent, posting a record of 40-21. St. Louis is coming off a 11-4 loss to the Braves. Overall, the team has won over half of their 38 series played, going 20-10-8.

Jordan Montgomery gets the start for the Cardinals with a record of 7-3. Heading into action, Montgomery has an ERA of 3.08. The left-hander has a batting average allowed of .236. So far, home runs have been a problem for Montgomery. Through 114 innings of work, he has already given up 15 deep shots. For the season, Jordan Montgomery has a K/BB ratio of 4.22. This has come on a strikeout percentage of 21.0%.

Entering today's action, St. Louis features the 4th ranked scoring unit, averaging 4.87 runs per game. The Cardinals have been able to drive in runs at an above average rate as their team batting average of .259, which ranks 5th in the league. For the season, 35.6% of the team's hits have been in the form of extra bases. The team's lineup is also hitting for power at an above average rate, averaging 1.21 home runs per game (8th). Thus far, the team has put together an average rate similar to the league average (7.4%). St. Louis's strong OBP of .330 is 2nd best in the league, while the team's wOBA is one of the best in the league at .331.


Today's MLB Betting Pick - Braves vs. Cardinals

Today's matchup between Atlanta and St. Louis is predicted to be a close game, as their is no clear cut favorite on the moneyline. However, the MLB predictive model shows the Cardinals having an edge both at the plate and on the mound. It is recommended to take St. Louis on the moneyline.

Recommended Betting Pick: Cardinals Moneyline

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