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Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

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May 28, 1:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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Turner Field hosts an MLB battle between the Atlanta Braves and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.

Atlanta sends Tommy Hanson out against Lance Lynn for the Cardinals in this game. Hanson is 5-3 with a 3.12 ERA on the season, while Lynn is 7-1 on the year and has a 2.54 ERA.

View St Louis vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Atlanta opened as -120 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 5 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 3 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.8 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 11 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 6-rated defense.

The Cardinals were an 8-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -111 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Roy Halladay and the Phillies 8-3 on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Nationals at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +114 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Atlanta suffered a 7-2 loss against Washington on Sunday, as Brandon Beachy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Atlanta
St. Louis is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Atlanta is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Atlanta, Tuesday, May 29

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