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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Baseball Betting Breakdown

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves

The year’s MLB baseball betting action continues this Wednesday night with an enticing St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves matchup. The Cardinals are in a bit of a rut after posting a 3-9 record in their last 12 matches. The Braves on the other hand, are 3-5 in their last 8 and are hopeful they can rise above .500 in the coming weeks. So what kind of matchup can MLB sportsbook fans expect this Wednesday night?

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves – Wednesday, May 15th     

When: 7:20 pm ET

Where: Sun Trust Park, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN, MLB TV

MLB Baseball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cardinals +1½ (-170) 9½ (EV) +120
Braves -1½ (+150) 9½ (-120) -130
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St. Louis Cardinals          

The Cardinals fly into this evening’s matchup sporting a 23-19 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the NL Central. At the present time the Chicago Cubs lead the division with their 25-14 record, giving them a 3 ½ game lead over the Cards. All in all St. Louis was having a pretty successful season but this recent setback has set them back quite a bit. Because of this, tonight’s MLB baseball betting odds have decided to peg the Cardinals as the underdog. All in all the odds are pretty even sided this evening likely due to how much both sides have been struggling lately. But to help get this upset win on the road, the Cardinals will be sending Michael Wacha to the mound tonight. So far this season, Wacha has amassed a 3-0 record as well as a 5.35 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Paul Goldschmidt (10 HR, 23 RBI, .269 BA), Paul DeJong (7 HR, 19 RBI, .321 BA), and Matt Carpenter (4 HR, 10 RBI, .201 BA).

Atlanta Braves   

The Braves enter with a 21-21 record that ties them for 2nd in the NL East with the New York Mets. At this instant, the Philadelphia Phillies lead the division with a 24-17 record, placing Atlanta 3 ½ games behind them.  Recently the Braves managed to put together a 3 game winning streak. However, that was promptly snapped by the Cardinals 14-3. Coming off such a decisive loss, Atlanta undoubtedly needs to bounce back this Wednesday night. After all, there’s no reason to concede such a massive beating at home. Surprisingly, Mike Soroka is the man tasked with getting this home win. Since he’s 3-1 this season with a brilliant 1.21 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP, it’s clear that he’s the man to get the job done.

Players to Watch: Ozzie Albies (7 HR, 20 RBI, .263 BA), Freddie Freeman (7 HR, 23 RBI, .304 BA), and Ronald Acuna Jr. (8 HR, 24 RBI, .273 BA).

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 7 games against an opponent in the National League East division
  • St. Louis are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games this season.
  • St. Louis has posted a 12-7 ATS record when playing on the road this season
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis.
  • Atlanta are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games at home.
  • Atlanta has posted an 8-13 ATS record when playing at home this season

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves matchup? All things considered, the Braves look like the better pick. Sure they’re coming off an embarrassing loss, but they undoubtedly have the better pitcher on the mound. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 6-2 Atlanta.