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St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Highlights MLB Odds Menu

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Atlanta Braves pay a visit to Busch Stadium.

Manny Banuelos gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Atlanta Braves on Friday; he's 1-1 on the season. The St. Louis Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Tim Cooney, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the St. Louis Cardinals as -173 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.8-2.7 win for the Cardinals. A 4.8-2.7 result in favor of the Cardinals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

61-34 St. Louis battles the Braves, currently with a 45-49 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Atlanta injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 16 and the Atlanta Braves sitting at No. 23.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 17 ranked offense (4.06 runs per game) against a Atlanta Braves defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 20 at 4.27 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 8.81 hits per game, more than the Atlanta Braves have managed so far this season (8.53 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Braves own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Atlanta got a 11-strikeout performance from J Teheran but couldn't turn it into a win, suffering a 3-1 loss at the hands of Los Angeles on Wednesday at Turner Field.

The Cardinals enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Royals on Thursday, with J Lackey throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Atlanta is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Atlanta's last 18 games
  • Atlanta is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta's last 13 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 18 of St. Louis's last 24 games at home
  • St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Atlanta

Next Betting Matchups

Atlanta at St. Louis, Saturday, July 25th