MLB Preview: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves

by Dirty on April 30, 2011

Betting on Braves Baseball A winning streak will be on the line for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday when they battle the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field.

Righthander Jake Westbrook will take the mound for the Cardinals to start this game. Westbrook is 2-2 this season with a 7.40 ERA.

Starting this game for the Braves will be Brandon Beachy. The righthander has a 3.68 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 138-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Braves. Bettors on St. Louis at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
St. Louis has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 15-11 SU
Atlanta: 13-14 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis’s last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 8 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta home to St. Louis, Sunday, May 1

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