Cards at Braves Sunday Night MLB
Shelby Miller will head to the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night as they take on the Atlanta Braves to close out the MLB betting schedule for the week.
Miller is 10-6 with a 2.77 ERA on the season, and he held the Phillies scoreless on three hits over six innings while striking out six batters in his last trip to the mound. Overall the Cardinals are 7-3 in Miller's last 10 starts.
Kris Medlen (6-10 on the year) will take to the mound for the Braves.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Cardinals listed as favorites of 101 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 7-rated Braves and the league No. 1-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.3 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.6 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).
Atlanta owns the National League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 3-rated defense.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 2-0 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Luis Avilan shut down the Cardinals in their last game, striking out 1 in a 2-0 shutout over St. Louis in baseball action at Turner Field.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 1-9
After a loss are 7-3
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Cardinals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 10 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 13 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
St. Louis is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 10 games when playing St. Louis
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 13 games when playing at home against St. Louis
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Monday, July 29
Atlanta home to Colorado, Monday, July 29