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Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The visiting Atlanta Braves hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to pick up a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Carlos Martinez will take the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals, and he'll carry a 10-6 record into the contest. Roberto Hernandez gets the ball for the Atlanta Braves; he's 0-0 so far this season.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.3-2.0 victory for the Braves. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 58-51 heading into this matchup, while the Atlanta Braves sit at 39-70 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Atlanta injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 21-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 27-rated Atlanta Braves in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 5 ranked offense (4.99 runs per game) against a Atlanta Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 24 at 4.68 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 8.75 hits per game, more than the Atlanta Braves have managed so far this season (8.25 hits on average).

St. Louis owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 4.99 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's No. 24-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by J Garcia in a losing cause, 1-0, against St. Louis on Friday.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

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