The St. Louis Cardinals look to repeat as World Series Champions, but need to beat the Braves in Atlanta in order to begin their pursuit. All odds for all games can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Cardinals have really played well the last couple of months and needed to do so in order to lock up the last playoff spot available in the National League. Overall this season the Cardinals have struggled on the road going 38 – 43 away from home. However, tonight they have their ace on the mound in Kyle Lohse who is coming off of wins in his last two decisions. The Cardinals are obviously in a situation where they will have a short leash with Lohse, but he has pitched very well this season. In 211 innings of work he has pitched to a 2.86 ERA and only allowed 192 hits.
What a difference a year makes for the Braves. Last year they were looking their wounds after an epic collapse and this year’s find themselves in the playoffs. They wrapped up that wildcard positioning a long time ago and with that had the benefit of being able to set up their starting pitching accordingly. They start rookie Kris Medlen tonight was been absolutely sensational this season. The Braves have won the last 23 games he has started overall. He’s pitching to a 1.57 ERA in 138 innings of work only allowing 24 earned runs all season long.
We truly expect this to be an all out pitchers duel. Look for Medlen and Lohse to battle each other all night and because of this we will take the under for total runs scored in this game so pick up sportsbook promotion codes.