St. Louis Cardinals host Atlanta Braves in baseball action
Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
The visiting Braves hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.
For the Cardinals, Shelby Miller gets the ball, charged with keeping the Braves hitters off the base paths. He'll face Julio Teheran, 10-6 on the year.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Cardinals as -148 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
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.
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.
The Braves were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Braves were saddled with a loss last time out in Kris Medlen's start, as they lost 3-1 against St. Louis on Friday at Busch Stadium.
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 1-9
After a win are 5-5
A few Braves at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 9 games on the road
Atlanta is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Atlanta
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Atlanta at St. Louis, Sunday, August 25