Contrarian Crusher MLB 10*

Contrarian Crusher MLB 10*

St. Louis vs. Atlanta, 10/03/2019 17:02 EDT, Score: 7 - 6

Total: -105/+9 Over

Sportsbook: PinnacleSports

Result: Win

Contrarian Crusher - Rickenbach MLB Rotation #915 Thursday 10* Top Play OVER the total in Atlanta Braves vs St Louis Cardinals @ 5 ET - Both wild card games remained under the total and, normally, when you think about post-season baseball, it is pitchers duels and unders that likely come to mind. However, Game 1 of this NL playoff series is a contrarian situation. First off the total has risen from an 8 to a 9 but don't let that scare you away. It is with good reason. For one thing, the weather is going to be summer-like in Atlanta today with temperatures in the mid-90s at first pitch. For another thing, both these lineups are loaded with solid hitters. Thirdly, and most important of course, is this starting pitching match-up. The Braves Dallas Keuchel is certainly a "big name" pitcher but he did not impress me down the stretch run. After his very successful July, note that he got hit at a .279 clip in August and a .270 clip in September. Those are not dominating numbers by any stretch of the imagination. As for the Cardinals Miles Mikolas, his 2019 season was not nearly as strong as his 2018 season. Additionally, he is known for struggling on the road. Mikolas went 4-8 away from home this season. In his 17 road starts this season, Mikolas compiled a 5.40 ERA and opponents hit nearly .300 against him. Look for more road struggles here against a potent Braves lineup. At the same time, Keuchel's recent mediocrity continues. 10* OVER the total in Atlanta

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