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St. Louis Cardinals vs Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

Atlanta BravesSt. Louis Cardinals
May 13, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between St. Louis and Atlanta on Sunday, with the host Cardinals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Tommy Hanson for the Braves on the hill facing Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. Hanson brings a 3-3 mark to the game, while Lynn is 6-0 to date on the season.

View Atlanta vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cardinals as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 2 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Braves sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 10 hits per game. The Braves average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the National League list.

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Atlanta's National League No. 13-rated defense.

The Braves were a 7-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at +126 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Atlanta rolled to a 7-2 win against St. Louis on Saturday, as Brandon Beachy and the Braves' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Braves at Cardinals trends to consider:
Atlanta is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 13 games when playing St. Louis
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 13 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 11 games

Next up:
Atlanta home to Cincinnati, Monday, May 14
St. Louis home to Chi Cubs, Monday, May 14