In our MLB predictions for Tuesday, July 5, we are breaking down the second of a four-game series between St. Louis and Atlanta to bring you the best Cardinals vs Braves betting pick and odds. Monday’s game is not included in the analysis, as the Cards and Braves met for the first time in 2022. St. Louis will start Andre Pallante on Tuesday, while the Braves will counter with Ian Anderson.
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Cardinals vs Braves Betting Pick
This game will be played at Truist Park at 1:20 PM ET on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.
Why Bet The Braves:
✅ Andre Pallante is having a solid rookie season. The 23-year-old holds a 2-3 record and 2.10 ERA in five starts and 18 relief appearances, but his 4.10 FIP suggests inevitable regression. Over his previous four outings (three starts), Pallante has recorded a 3.86 ERA and 5.12 FIP across 21 innings of work. He ranks in the 15th percentile in hard-hit percentage and sixth percentile in strikeout percentage.
✅ The Braves are one of the most dangerous offensive teams in the big leagues. As I’ve mentioned above, the reigning champs have slugged a thumping 122 home runs through their first 80 games of the season. In the last couple of weeks, the Braves are hitting .253/.312/.450 with 22 dingers across 451 at-bats.
✅ The Braves’ relievers have an underwhelming 4.58 ERA in the last ten days and 35.1 frames of work. But they’ve also registered a 12.0 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in that span, and the Braves can always lean on their bullpen, which sits at 3.24 ERA and 3.11 FIP for the season and leads the majors in WAR with 4.7.
St. Louis Cardinals
The 44-37 Cardinals have dropped two of their last three series and seven of their previous 11 games overall. Last Sunday, they suffered a 4-0 defeat at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and failed to score for the second time in ten days.
In the last two weeks of action, the Cards have slashed .236/.294/.432 with 17 home runs and 27 extra-base hits across 13 games and 424 at-bats. They’ve also registered a 3.55 ERA and 1.25 WHIP.
The 46-34 Braves entered Monday’s clash searching for their third series victory. They’ve gone 7-4 in the last 11 games overall and haven’t lost two in a row in that stretch.
Ian Anderson is 6-5 with a troublesome 5.31 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 15 starts (76.1 innings) in 2022. He was a complete disaster in June, surrendering a whopping 22 earned runs on 38 hits and 14 walks across 28.2 innings of work.