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Moneyline favors Braves in battle with Cardinals

St. Louis CardinalsAtlanta Braves
May 1, 1:35 PM | GrassTurner Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

16-11TEAM RECORD13-15

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting St. Louis duelling Atlanta on Sunday at Turner Field.

Derek Lowe gets the call for the Atlanta Braves and he will try to build on a 2-3 mark. In the other dugout, Jamie Garcia brings a 3-0 ledger to the game for the Cardinals as he tries to quiet the Braves bats.

View St Louis vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Braves in this one will find them as -114 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

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:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 12 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 7.7 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (10.4 hits on average).

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 1-ranked defense.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Braves on April 30. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at +146 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Brandon Beachy and the Braves 3-2 on Saturday at Turner Field.

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

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Atlanta
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Florida, Monday, May 2
Atlanta home to Milwaukee, Monday, May 2

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