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MLB Game Preview - Braves underdogs vs Cardinals at St. Louis

Atlanta BravesSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 23, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

77-50TEAM RECORD74-53

Busch Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and the visiting Atlanta Braves on Friday.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Adam Wainwright in this one and he'll try to improve on his 14-7 mark on the year. Atlanta counters with Kris Medlen, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

View Atlanta vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as -158 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 1 in the National League and the Braves at No. 5 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Braves rank No. 7 in the National League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

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.

Atlanta lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Cardinals on August 22. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta suffered a 6-2 loss against St. Louis on Thursday, as Paul Maholm wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 0-10
After a win are 4-6

A few Braves at Cardinals trends to consider:
Atlanta is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at St. Louis, Saturday, August 24

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