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Braves open as moneyline underdog vs Cardinals

Atlanta BravesSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 25, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

77-52TEAM RECORD76-53

The visiting Braves hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

St. Louis sends Lance Lynn out against Mike Minor for the Braves in this game. Lynn is 13-7 with a 3.97 ERA on the season, while Minor is 12-5 on the year and has a 3.06 ERA.

View Atlanta vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Cardinals as -131 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 1 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 5 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 4.9 runs per game, against a Braves defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.4 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.4 hits per game so far, more than Braves batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's National League No. 1-rated defense.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Atlanta didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-2 to St. Louis on Saturday at Busch Stadium.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

A few Braves at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games on the road
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Atlanta
St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Cleveland, Tuesday, August 27
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Monday, August 26