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Cardinals vs Braves Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Last Updated: Aug 26, 2022

The Cardinals (71-53) will host the Braves (78-48) in St. Louis on Friday, August 26 at Busch Stadium. Each of the rivals will of course be searching for a win as they work their way through the final third of the regular season. Don’t miss the first pitch at 7:15 p.m. CT!

This season, the franchises have battled in four matchups and the Cardinals have earned a win against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on July 7, 2022, the score was 2-3 in favor of the Braves. The Cardinals had eight runs to the Braves 14 runs. We’ll see what unfolds when it all goes down at Busch Stadium.

Cardinals vs Braves Prediction

The bookmakers think this should be a win for the Braves. FanDuel has them at odds of -142 for victory, while St. Louis are +120. The predicted number of total runs is 7.5.

The last time they played, the Cardinals lost to the Cubs on Thursday, by a 3-8 margin. Led by their top hitter, Paul Goldschmidt, who has a batting average of .342, the team is currently batting .257 so far this season. In terms of defense, the team holds an ERA of 3.78 and a .989 fielding percentage.

In their most recent game on Wednesday, the Braves were defeated by the Pirates by a score of 2-14. So far this season, the team is currently batting .341, thanks in large part to their top hitter, Dansby Swanson, who has a batting average of .285. Defensively, they have an ERA of 3.63 and a .988 fielding percentage. Be sure to take a look at our odds assessment and make your choices based on the teams’ recent performances!

Going into this clash, the Cardinals will play without Alexander Reyes (Shoulder), Steven Matz (Knee), Jack Flaherty (Shoulder) and Drew VerHagen (Hip). Then, the Braves will play without Orlando Arcia (Hamstring), Ozhanio Albies (Foot), Darren O’Day (Calf), Michael Soroka (Achilles), Manuel Piña (Wrist), Chadwick Tromp (Quad), Luke Jackson (Elbow) and Adam Duvall (Wrist).

Moneyline Pick: Braves (-142) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite looking at the betting market. In their last encounter against these opponents, the Braves won 2-3.

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Cardinals vs Braves Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Atlanta (-142), St. Louis (+120) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: Atlanta -1.5 (+126), St. Louis 1.5 (-152) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 7.5 Runs (-118), Over 7.5 Runs (-104) at FanDuel

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Cardinals vs Braves Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Cardinals 0.59%, Braves 0.83%
  • Win % as underdog: Cardinals 0.3%, Braves 0.11%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: St. Louis 8-2, Atlanta 8-2

Runline Pick: Braves -1.5 Runs (+126) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Braves will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 7.5 Total Runs (-118) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Cardinals are averaging 6.8 runs per game over the span of their last 10 matches. By comparison, the Braves have recorded 6.8 runs per game during the same timeframe.

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