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Baseball odds preview - St. Louis vs. Atlanta

St. Louis CardinalsAtlanta Braves
May 30, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

27-23TEAM RECORD27-24

The visiting Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves.

The match puts starter Kyle Lohse for the Cardinals on the hill facing Tim Hudson for the Braves. Lohse brings a 5-1 mark to the game, while Hudson is 3-2 to date on the season.

View St Louis vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Atlanta sat as -125 favorites. The total was set at 8.

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:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 3 ranked National League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.7 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.9 hits on average).

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 11-ranked defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Braves at -108 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis suffered a 5-4 loss against Atlanta on Tuesday, as Jake Westbrook wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Turner Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
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 when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
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 at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at NY Mets, Friday, June 1
Atlanta at Washington, Friday, June 1

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