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Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Picks, Predictions, Odds

Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Analysis

The Cardinals host the Braves in the second contest of a three-game set at Busch Stadium on Saturday, August 27th.

The Braves sit second in the National League East standings at 79-48, while owning a 37-24 record on the road this season, trailing the first-placed Mets by two games. The Cardinals lead the National League Central standings with a record of 72-54 overall and 40-22 at home, which puts them six games ahead of the second-placed Brewers.

Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Prediction

The Braves send veteran RHP Charlies Morton to the hill against the Cards’ fourth-ranked scoring offense on Saturday night (4.87 RSPG), who’s been up-and-down for Atlanta all year, considering he’s 6-5 with a 3.99 ERA across 24 starts this season (1.17 WHIP), despite posting a miserable 5.67 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across the first 12 starts of his campaign.

On the flip side, the Cardinals send LHP Jordan Montgomery to the mound against Atlanta’s third-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.94 RSPG), who’s arguably having the best campaign of his six-year career sitting 7-3 with a 3.08 ERA in 25 appearances this season (1.01 WHIP), which includes a 3-3 record and 3.69 ERA across 21 outings for the Yankees (1.10 WHIP); and a 4-0 record with a 0.35 ERA across four starts for the Cardinals (0.62 WHIP).

I’ll back St. Louis here, as Montgomery has tossed five innings or more and allowed one run or less in all four of his starts for the Cardinals this season (4-0, 0.35 ERA), and he’s 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA in two career appearances against Atlanta (1.00 WHIP); likely presenting an uphill battle for the Braves and Morton, who’s 3-12 with a 5.23 ERA in 19 career appearances against St. Louis (1.61 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Cardinals 5, Braves 3
Best Bet: Cardinals ML (-105)

Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds

Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Resources

  • Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
  • Matchup: NL East vs. NL Central
  • Venue: Busch Stadium
  • Location: St. Louis, MO
  • Time-TV: 7:15 p.m. ET – FOX

Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Current Form

St. Louis has played excellent recently, highlighted by the Cardinals posting four straight series victories over the Cubs, Diamondbacks, Rockies, and Brewers; resulting in an impressive 11-4 ledger across that window.

Atlanta has also played excellent recently, highlighted by the Braves posting five straight series victories over the Pirates, Astros, Mets, Red Sox, and Marlins; resulting in an impressive 15-2 record across that window.

Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Pitching Matchup

Atlanta: Charlie Morton (6-5, 3.99 ERA)

Braves' RHP Charlie Morton toes the rubber for his 25th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 6-5 mark and 3.99 ERA, along with a 1.17 WHIP and 164 strikeouts to 47 walks in 135.1 innings of work. Morton took a no-decision in his last start, which came at home against Houston on August 21st. He tossed six innings and allowed two runs on five hits and two walks to 11 strikeouts in a 5-4 Astros' victory. Pitching on the road this season, Morton is 2-4 with a 5.08 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, 23 walks and 66 strikeouts over 62 innings.

St. Louis: Jordan Montgomery (7-3, 3.08 ERA)

Cardinals' LHP Jordan Montgomery toes the rubber for his 26th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 7-3 mark and 3.99 ERA, along with a 1.01 WHIP and 121 strikeouts to 26 walks in 140.1 innings of work. Montgomery earned the win in his last start, which came on the road against the Cubs on August 22nd. He threw a complete game shutout and allowed just one hit to zero walks and seven strikeouts in a 1-0 Cardinals' victory. Pitching at home this season, Montgomery is 5-0 with a 3.01 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, 10 walks and 65 strikeouts over 74.2 innings.

Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Series History

The Braves are 8-1 in their last eight matchups against St. Louis.

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