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Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals Betting Lines and Pick

Busch Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and the visiting Atlanta Braves on Friday.

Joel De La Cruz, with a record of 0-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Atlanta Braves, while the St. Louis Cardinals trot Jaime Garcia to the mound in this one. He is 7-8 so far in 2016.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Atlanta Braves were 199 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.9-2.7 result in favor of the Braves. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 57-51 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 39-69 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Atlanta injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 21-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 27-rated Atlanta Braves in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 4-rated offense, averaging 5.03 runs per game, against a Atlanta Braves defense that ranks No. 24 at 4.71 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 8.81 hits per game so far, more than Atlanta Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.55 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Braves enjoyed a 5-2 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Thursday, with Tyrell Jenkins throwing 0.2 innings of 0-hit ball at Turner Field.

B Finnegan shut down the Cardinals in their last game, striking out 4 in a 7-0 shutout over St. Louis in baseball action at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Atlanta is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at St. Louis, Saturday, August 6th

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