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Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Analysis
The Cardinals host the Braves in the third of a three-game set at Busch Stadium on Sunday, August 28th.
The Braves sit second in the National League East standings at 79-49, while owning a 37-25 record on the road this season, trailing the first-placed Mets by three games. The Cardinals lead the National League Central standings with a record of 73-54 overall and 41-22 at home, which puts them six games ahead of the second-placed Brewers.
Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Prediction
The Cardinals send veteran RHP Adam Wainwright to the hill against Atlanta’s third-ranked scoring offense on Sunday night (4.98 RSPG), who’s having another excellent campaign for St. Louis sitting 9-9 with a 3.11 ERA across 25 starts this season (1.17 WHIP), which is right on par with his career 3.34 ERA and 1.21 WHIP despite his relatively lackluster record.
On the other hand, the Braves send RHP Jake Odorizzi to the mound against the Cards’ fourth-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.87 RSPG), who’s having his best campaign since 2019 sitting 5-5 with a 3.95 ERA in 16 starts this season (1.27 WHIP), which includes a 4-3 record and 3.75 ERA across 12 starts for Houston (1.15 WHIP); and a 1-2 record with a 4.48 ERA across four starts for Atlanta (1.63 WHIP).
I’ll back St. Louis here, as Wainwright is 5-3 with a 2.11 ERA in 13 starts at home this season (1.03 WHIP), and he’s 10-4 with a 3.46 ERA in 15 career starts against Atlanta; likely presenting an uphill battle for the Braves and Odorizzi, who’s 1-3 with a 4.62 ERA across his last seven outings for Atlanta and Houston (1.32 WHIP).
Score Prediction: Cardinals 5, Braves 3
Best Bet: Cardinals ML (-125)
Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds
Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Resources
- Date: Sunday, August 28, 2022
- Matchup: NL East vs. NL Central
- Venue: Busch Stadium
- Location: St. Louis, MO
- Time-TV: 7:00 p.m. ET – ESPN
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 12-4 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 15-3 record across that window.
Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Pitching Matchup
Atlanta: Jake Odorizzi (5-5, 3.95 ERA)
Braves' RHP Jake Odorizzi toes the rubber for his 17th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 5-5 mark and 3.95 ERA, along with a 1.27 WHIP and 61 strikeouts to 23 walks in 79.2 innings of work. Odorizzi picked up the win in his last start, which came on the road against Pittsburgh on August 22nd. He tossed six innings and allowed one run on four hits and zero walks to seven strikeouts in a 2-1 Braves' victory. Pitching on the road this season, Odorizzi is 3-3 with a 3.72 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, 11 walks and 33 strikeouts over 46 innings.
St. Louis: Adam Wainwright (9-9, 3.11 ERA)
Cardinals' RHP Adam Wainwright toes the rubber for his 26th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 9-9 mark and 3.11 ERA, along with a 1.17 WHIP and 126 strikeouts to 43 walks in 156.1 innings of work. Wainwright took the loss in his last start, which came on the road against the Cubs on August 23rd. He tossed six innings and allowed two runs on five hits to four walks and three strikeouts in a 2-0 Cardinals' loss. Pitching at home this season, Wainwright is 5-3 with a 2.11 ERA, a 1.03 WHIP, 20 walks and 75 strikeouts over 85.1 innings.
Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Series History
The Braves are 8-2 in their last eight matchups against St. Louis.