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St. Louis Cardinals take on Braves in baseball test

St. Louis CardinalsAtlanta Braves
July 26, 7:30 PM | GrassTurner Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Odds

62-37TEAM RECORD57-45

The visiting Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves will rely on Mike Minor to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Adam Wainwright will be his counterpart for the Cardinals. Mike Minor is 9-5 this season, and Adam Wainwright is 13-5.

View St Louis vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as 110 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 7-ranked Braves and the National League No. 1-rated Cardinals in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.5 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 2-rated defense.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-1 winner at home against the Phillies. Bettors on St. Louis at -178 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday at Busch Stadium behind starter Lance Lynn.

The Braves were a 7-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +110 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. The Braves endured a 7-4 loss at the hands of the Mets on Thursday, with Alex Wood throwing 4 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Citi Field.

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

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

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
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' 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
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Atlanta's last 17 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Atlanta, Saturday, July 27