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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves

A winning streak will be on the line for the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday when they battle the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

Adam Wainwright will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Wainwright is 13-5 this season with a 2.44 ERA.

The Braves will counter Wainwright with Mike Minor. Lefthander Minor has a 2.98 ERA to go along with a 9-5 record this season.

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.

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.

Current streak:
St. Louis has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 62-37 SU
Atlanta: 57-45 SU

St. Louis most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's 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'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
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:
Atlanta home to St. Louis, Saturday, July 27