Atlanta Braves take on Cardinals in baseball test
Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
St. Louis will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Atlanta Braves pay a visit to Busch Stadium.
Atlanta puts its faith in starter Brandon Beachy to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-1. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Adam Wainwright, who owns a 2-3 record on the season with a 5.61 ERA.
The Braves were listed as +-120 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Braves taking on the National League's No. 2-rated Cardinals in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 10.2 hits per game. The Braves average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the National League list.
St. Louis owns the National League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's National League No. 13-rated defense.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 9-7 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Atlanta at +133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (16) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta needed extra innings to get the job done against the Cardinals on Friday as the Braves defeated them 9-7 at Busch Stadium.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Atlanta are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Braves at Cardinals trends to consider:
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta's last 12 games when playing St. Louis
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Atlanta
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta at St. Louis, Sunday, May 13