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April 29, 7:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Atlanta Braves battle the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Friday in MLB betting action at Turner Field.

St. Louis puts its faith in starter Chris Carpenter to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-2. Getting the ball for the Braves is Tim Hudson, who owns a 3-2 record on the season with a 3.57 ERA.

View St Louis vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Braves in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -120 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Braves at No. 4 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 12 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 7.7 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (10.6 hits on average).

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 7-rated defense.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 11-7 result against the Astros on April 28. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (18) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 11-7 victory over Houston on Thursday at Minute Maid Park behind starter Kyle McClellan.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 7-0 result against the Padres on April 27. Bettors who backed the Braves at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Tommy Hanson fanned 10 San Diego batters in the team's last outing, leading the Braves to a 7-0 victory over the Padres at PETCO Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games on the road
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 on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games at home
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Atlanta, Saturday, April 30

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