Braves vs Cardinals Game Preview: The Atlanta Braves are securely in a wild card spot in the National League but their sights are set on a bigger prize and that’s winning the NL East, trailing the New York Mets by two games with 36 games to play. The St. Louis Cardinals are a team you wouldn’t mind having on a World Series futures ticket at 25-1 at some books. The Cards lead the National League Central by six games over the Milwaukee Brewers. St. Louis has this big series before finding a soft landing spot after this series with 13 games against non-contenders to follow.
Atlanta has had plenty of success in St. Louis, winning 10 of their last 12 meetings to add to their 7-1 overall record against their MLB National League rivals. Atlanta is looking to improve on a 1-5 run on the road against teams with a winning record.
St. Louis has won 21 of their last 27 games and 13-3 after scoring five or more runs in their previous game. That’s an indication that when the Red Birds’ offense heats up, we can rely on it for long periods of time. Let’s take a closer look at the Braves vs Cardinals game preview.
- Game: Atlanta Braves (78-48) at St. Louis Cardinals (72-53)
- Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
- Television: BSSE, BSMW, MLBN
Braves Scorching Hot as They Eye Another Postseason
Atlanta has won 14 of their last 16 games after a series against the Mets that saw them wonder if they really were one of the big dogs in the National League. This is a team that can beat you in different ways, especially on the defensive side where they have one of the best pitching and defense combinations in the majors.
It also appears as if Matt Olsen is breaking out of a season-worst slump that saw him end a 4-26 slide with three hits in a 14-2 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday. Atlanta has been a strong bet for players all season long with 1234 units won in 2022. That’s due to their consistency to win at home (36-24) and on-road (42-24). Let’s continue our Braves, cardinals preview by diving into why we might want to wager on St. Louis.
Cardinals Have matched Braves in Second Half
It wouldn’t be a bad thing to have either team on a futures World Series MLB odds but I think this particular match-up does give us a betting edge that the public may not see. To find themselves in the postseason, teams must not find themselves in a prolonged slump while pushing win streaks as far as they can go.
The Cardinals have done just that, winning seven of their last nine games following a win. They are also an incredible 16-5 the game after their opponents score two runs or less in their previous game. That indicates that offenses don’t get healthy on Cardinals pitching. Let’s conclude our Braves vs Cardinals game preview by deciding how we’re going to bet on tonight’s National League clash.
Public Putting Faith Behind Braves
The public hasn’t quite decided who it favors when it comes to the total, but they’re more than happy to take the Braves standings 2022 who are a -151 road favorite. The Cardinals have won all four starts by newly acquired Jose Quintana and we expect that to continue tonight as the plus money at home looks like the best betting option.
Even with Nolan Arenado out of the line-up, the Cardinals line-up has plenty to put up enough runs for the talented Quintana. To conclude our Braves and Cardinals preview, the official betting recommendation is the Cardinals.Follow us on Twitter