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MLB BASEBALL

Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Busch Stadium.

Paul Maholm will be the starting pitcher for the Braves on this day. Lefthander Maholm is 9-9 this season with a 4.41 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Joe Kelly who starts for the Cardinals. Righthander Kelly is 4-1 with a 2.15 ERA so far this season.

Atlanta was a 4-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Mets. They won as -144 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

St. Louis won its last outing, an 8-6 result against the Brewers on August 21. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Atlanta: 77-49 SU
St. Louis: 73-53 SU

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Atlanta is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 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
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 11 games when playing Atlanta
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
St. Louis home to Atlanta, Friday, August 23