NL Divisional Series Game 1
The Central Division champion St. Louis Cardinals will see the East Division champion Atlanta Braves to Start a best-of-five show to determine who will advance to the NL Championship Series to face the winner of this Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers series.
The teams last played in May together with the Braves winning both series to get a 4-2 record overall.
The Braves had a comfortable lead at the East Division for much of the second half of the season and could get place players and critical novices the rest. Consequently, they are moving with veteran left-hander Dallas Keuchel (8-8, 3.75) to pitch Game 1.
Keuchel is pitching well and has posted a 3.07 ERA allowing 14 earned runs on 43 hits like four home runs, 15 walks enabled and 31 strikeouts spanning 41 innings of work. He didnt face the Cardinals so those results are moot with this playoff game.
He has really turned into a stud in road starts this year. Hes compiled a 2.74 ERA using a 1.155 WHIP at 10 starts spanning 62??2/3 innings of work.
There are just five members and Paul Goldschmidt includes a large enough sample size that is meaningful.
He is batting just 0.167 (3-for-18) in 20 plate appearances without a home runs. Keuchel has a massive advantage going up against a lineup that has not faced him.
The Cardinals will hand the ball to right-hander Miles Mikolas (9-14, 4.16) for Game 1. He has been a starter for the Cardinals this year.
Over his past seven starts he has compiled a 2-1 record with four no-decisions, a 3.67 ERA letting 17 earned runs on 40 hits such as six home runs, seven falls permitted, along with 38 strikeouts spanning 41??2/3 innings of work.
Hes not performed in street games, but making this selection. Back in 17 road starts this season he is 4-8 having a lofty 5.40 ERA along with a 1.415 WHIP spanning 88??1/3 innings of work.
The machine learning summary requires Keuchel to finish at least six innings of work, may finish innings also will dent in at least three innings. Before home games in which the Braves have met or exceeded those performance measures, theyve earned a listing that was 263-23 for 92.
The wager is on the Atlanta Braves -136 preferred at 5Dimes Sportsbook.
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