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The Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Busch Stadium.
The Braves will give the ball to starter Kris Medlen in this one. Righthander Medlen is 10-10 this season with a 3.72 ERA.
The Cardinals will counter Medlen with Adam Wainwright. Righthander Wainwright has a 2.66 ERA to go along with a 14-7 record this season.
Atlanta lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Cardinals on August 22. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -140 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.
Atlanta: 77-50 SU
St. Louis: 74-53 SU
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 0-10
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
Atlanta is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 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
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
St. Louis home to Atlanta, Saturday, August 24