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Cardinals open as moneyline underdog vs Braves

St. Louis CardinalsAtlanta Braves
April 30, 1:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

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The Braves get a visit from the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Jake Westbrook gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 2-2 on the season. The Braves, meanwhile, will counter with Brandon Beachy, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.

View St Louis vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Braves as -140 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Braves, most recently No. 4 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 2 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.4 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 7.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (10.6 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on St. Louis at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis won a close affair on Friday in their last outing, defeating Atlanta 5-3 in extra innings at Turner Field.

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

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

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 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
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 OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 8 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Atlanta, Sunday, May 1

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