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
- When: Sunday, Oct. 6 at 4:10pm ET
- Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
- TV: TBS
- Radio: Cardinals / Braves
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
- Moneyline: Braves -120 / Cardinals +100
- Run Line: Braves -1 ½ +140 / Cardinals +1 ½ -165
- Over/Under Total: 8.5
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.
- Runs/G: 5.28
- BA: .258
- OPS: .789
- HR: 249
- SB: 89
- 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.
- Runs/G: 4.72
- BA: .245
- OPS: .737
- HR: 210
- SB: 116
- 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