PreviewMatchupProps
Atlanta Braves
98-66
-117
58%
+107
42%
St Louis Cardinals
92-72
Sun, Oct 6 - 4:10p ET   |   TBS   |   Busch Stadium, NLDS - GAME 3, Series tied 1-1
By Landon Smith

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals NLDS Game 3 MLB Live Odds / Baseball Free Picks

The National League Division Series shifts to St. Louis for Game 3 Sunday, as the Cardinals look to take advantage of winning a road game in Atlanta and the Braves hope to carry momentum from tying the series Friday.

The Orange Juice Series will continue on Saturday, when the Atlanta Braves and St Louis Cardinals square off from Minute Maid Park. In Game One, Tampa Bay struck out ten times and managed just five hits during a 6-2 road loss. Austin Meadows reached base three times and doubled in a run in a losing effort for the Rays.

 

Atlanta Braves vs St Louis Cardinals Betting Odds & Stats
Atlanta BravesLinesSt Louis Cardinals
-117Opening Odds+107
-117 (135)Spread+107 (-155)
Over 8 (-120)TotalUnder 8 (100)
Atlanta BravesConcensusSt. Louis Cardinals
58%Spread42%
Over 57%TotalUnder 43%
Atlanta BravesScore and statSt. Louis Cardinals
3.9Predicted Score5.0
Mike SorokaStatsAdam Wainwright

 

Atlanta Braves -117

The Braves’ hitting may get the brunt of the hype when it comes to projecting how far they can go but their starting pitchers have been unreal. Dallas Keuchel and Mike Foltynewicz have only allowed one earned run between them in two games and now they get to send out Mike Soroka, who will likely win a Cy Young someday.

Soroka was a machine in road starts this season with a 1.55 ERA in 16 away games and in two starts vs the Cardinals this season, his ERA shrank down to 0.69 in 13 innings of work. It’s almost unfair and if he’s sharp, the Cardinals could be in trouble.

The Saint Louis Cardinals come into this matchup with a 1-0 record in the series, and they will be looking to continue their success after beating the Atlanta Braves on the road, 7-6. Miles Mikolas received the starting nod for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings. Marcel Ozuna had a solid game from the plate for the Cardinals as he went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs.

The Saint Louis Cardinals are set to start Jack Flaherty (11-8, 2.75 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he went 7 scoreless innings while striking out 6 batters against the Chicago Cubs. Jack Flaherty had success in his 2 starts against the Atlanta Braves during the 2019 season as he went 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA.

Braves are 5-0 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600, Braves are 20-8 in their last 28 games following a win,Braves are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series.

 

M.Soroka
Atlanta Braves Starting Pitcher

WLIPERABBSOWHIP
134174.22.68-1421.11
Note: Soroka emerged as one of the best young pitchers in baseball during his rookie season, making 29 starts during an All-Star campaign while finishing second in the majors in homers per nine innings (0.72) and fifth in ERA.

 

Exact outcome of the Series: St. Louis Cardinals to win 3-1 +275 Bet Here
Total Games Played in the Series: 4 -115Bet Here

 

St Louis Cardinals +107

St. Louis ran out of magic as they were unable to put anything on the board in Game 2 of the series. The Cardinals now return home with a chance to close things out without returning to Atlanta if they can take Games 3 and 4 at Busch Stadium.

Marcell Ozuna and Yadier Molina each had two hits in the game for St. Louis but the team had no extra base hits. The team was zero for three with runners in scoring position and with no offense, wasted a quality start on the mound. Jack Flaherty (0-1) took the loss as he allowed three runs on eight hits with a walk and eight strikeouts over seven innings of work.

The Cardinals will counter with veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright (14-10 4.19 ERA) in Game Three. Wainwright was much better at home, where he posted a 9-4 record with a 2.56 ERA in 16 starts.

Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 playoff games, Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 Divisional Playoff games, Cardinals are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter.

 

A.Wainwright
St Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher

WLIPERABBSOWHIP
1410171.24.19-1531.43
Note: Wainwright makes his 25th career postseason appearance (13th start) after a resurgent season in which the 38-year-old finished tied for sixth in the NL in wins and went 5-1 with a 2.97 ERA in September.

The Picks: St Louis Cardinals +107, Over 8

 

Atlanta Braves vs St Louis Cardinals Extra Points
Atlanta tied Houston and the Los Angeles Dodgers for the third-best road record in the majors this season (47-34) and won twice at St. Louis in a three-game series during May.
St. Louis 3B Matt Carpenter, who is 1-for-1 in the series with a run-scoring pinch-hit single in Game 1, could start Game 3 as he is 2-for-5 against Soroka.
Fried, who won 17 games this season and now shifts full time to Atlanta’s bullpen with the oblique injury to RHP Chris Martin, has struck out four Cardinals in two scoreless innings in the series.