MLB NLDS Game 3 Braves vs Cardinals Odds, Preview & Pick

Cardinals vs Braves 2019 NLDS Game 3 Odds, Preview & Pick

Written by on October 6, 2019

The Atlanta Braves evened their best-of-5 series with the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Now, the Braves head to Busch Stadium in St. Louis a road favorite to take a 2-1 lead over the Cards. Will the Braves get it done? Or, will the home team Cardinals get the series lead over Atlanta? Check out MLB Playoff odds, analysis, and a free pick for Braves-Cardinals Game 3!

Cardinals vs Braves 2019 NLDS Game 3 Odds, Preview & Pick

Why Atlanta Braves are a good bet at -120?

The reason Atlanta is favored is because they send their ace, Mike Soroka, to the mound. Soroka has a 2.68 ERA, a 13-4 record, and a 1.11 WHIP. The Braves bounced back with a 3-0 victory in Game 2. They feel they can take a commanding lead in Game 3 with a win on the road. Soroka should help them complete the task.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 5.28
  • BA: .258
  • OPS: .789
  • HR: 249
  • SB: 89
Defense:
  • ERA: 4.20
  • WHIP: 1.26
  • KS: 1393
  • Quality Starts: 76
  • Errors: 78

Why St. Louis Cardinals are a good bet at +100?

The St. Louis Cardinals accomplished what they had to in the 2 games in Atlanta. The Cards left the ATL with a 1-1 split. Now back home, they can take this key Game 3. How do the Cardinals intend to do that? Behind the pitching of former Cy Young winner Adam Wainwright.

Wainwright had a great September. The Cardinals went 5-1 in Wainwright’s 6 starts. With Wainwright pitching well, St. Louis can step it up enough to pull off the home upset.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Runs/G: 4.72
  • BA: .245
  • OPS: .737
  • HR: 210
  • SB: 116
Defense:
  • ERA: 3.82
  • WHIP: 1.27
  • KS: 1399
  • Quality Starts: 76
  • Errors: 66

MLB Betting Trends for Braves vs St. Cardinals Game 3

  • Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 overall
  • Braves are 1-4 in their last 5 versus a team with a winning record
  • Atlanta is 4-0 in Soroka’s last 4 starts after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game
  • Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 playoff games
  • Cardinals are 13-3 in Wainwright’s last 16 starts
  • St. Louis is 4-1 in Wainwright’s last 5 starts versus a team with a winning record

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals NLDS Game 3 MLB Betting Analysis

This could be a pitching duel. Most likely it won’t. Although Adam Wainwright had a great September, he enters the playoffs off a bad final game. Wainwright allowed 6 earned runs off 12 hits in a 6-8 loss to the rival Chicago Cubs.

Almost as important is the fact the Cards couldn’t get to the Braves’ relievers on Friday. Atlanta manager Brian Snitker used 3 pitchers, starter Mike Foltenywicz, Max Fried, who was a starter during the regular season, and closer Mark Melancon. Expect Snitker to employ similar tactics on Sunday for another Atlanta win.

MLB Free Pick: Atlanta Braves -120
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