St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves meet for game three of their series in St. Louis. The Cardinals are -140 favorites over the Braves with an over/under run total set at 7.
The Atlanta Braves are red hot winning seven of their last 10 games and going 13-8 on the road thus far this year. On Saturday Michael Bourn had three hits including a solo home run and Dan Uggla, Brian McCann, and Tyler Pastornicky each had two hits as the Braves knocked out seven runs on 13 hits. On the mound Brandon Beachy was strong once again as he allowed two hits and a run while striking out six over six innings for his fourth win of the season. For Sunday’s game Atlanta starts Tommy Hanson who lost last time out. For the season Hanson has allowed 39 hits and 16 earned runs while striking out 34 over 39.2 innings of work for a 3.63 ERA.
St. Louis is 21-6 in their last 27 home games against a right handed starter, 14-6 in their last 20 game three of a series, and 7-0 in Lynn’s last seven starts. Atlanta is 8-1 in their last nine games against a team with a winning record, 6-2 in their last eight games overall, and 10-3 in Hanson’s last 13 road starts. Atlanta is 2-7 in their last nine games in St. Louis.
The total in this is set at seven and while this sets up as a pitcher’s duel it seems aggressively low considering the numbers put up in the first two games so my pick is the over.