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Mike Minor vs Jamie Garcia matchup featured in MLB action

Atlanta BravesSt. Louis Cardinals
May 11, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Atlanta Braves on Friday in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Jamie Garcia in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-2 mark on the year. Atlanta counters with Mike Minor, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

View Atlanta vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as -155 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 2-rated Cardinals and the league No. 4-ranked Braves, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.6 runs per game, against a Braves offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.2 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 10.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Braves hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Atlanta owns the National League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.

Atlanta was a 1-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They lost as -108 favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Braves were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Chicago staff and losing 1-0 to the Cubs on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 7-2 winner on the road against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on St. Louis at -106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals enjoyed a 7-2 victory at the expense of the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, with Kyle Lohse throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Chase Field.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Braves at Cardinals trends to consider:
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 11 games when playing St. Louis
Atlanta is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Atlanta at St. Louis, Saturday, May 12