Once upon a time the Atlanta Braves were known for outstanding starting pitching. It was that pitching staff that made them the team of the 1990’s. During their glory years under manager Bobby Cox nobody was better on the hill. Last year Atlanta was one of the big surprises for baseball betting games. Nobody expected their National League East Division title. High expectations are the norm at St. Louis. However, the Cardinals have continued their inconsistent ways from 2018. Unreliable pitching has plagued the Redbirds for several years and that is the difference between the Braves and Cardinals.
Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Date and Time: Sunday, May 26, 2019, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
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Braves vs. Cardinals TV Coverage: ESPN
Atlanta Catches Fire
Now the Braves have won seven of their last 10 games. Five of their last seven tilts have gone under the total. Atlanta is 26-23 which is good for second place in the National League East. Additionally, the Braves are 24-23-2 over the total.
Birds in the Red
By contrast the Cardinals have lost seven of their last nine games. Six of their last nine games have gone under the total. St. Louis has a record of 24-23 with only 21 games going under the total. As a result, the Redbirds are in fourth place in the National League Central.
Braves Scheduled Starter and Bullpen
Right hander Julio Teheran (3-4, 1.26 WHIP, 3.67 ERA) will start for the Braves. To show, Atlanta has won three of his last four starts. Atlanta’s bullpen ranks a poor 22nd in MLB and is a constant worry.
Cardinals Scheduled Starter and Bullpen
Counter for St. Louis is right hander Jack Flaherty (4-3, 1.25 WHIP, 4.19 ERA). The Cardinals have lost three of Flaherty’s last four starts. St. Louis has a mediocre bullpen that currently ranks 18th in MLB.
A Brave Play on the Road
Recent road results have been good for the Braves. Consider Atlanta has won seven of their last 11 baseball betting games away from home. Four of their last six in that situation have gone under the total.
Birds in Red at Busch
Late on results at Busch Stadium have been mixed for the Cardinals. St. Louis has paid in just four of their last 10 home games. Only three of their last nine offshore betting results at home have gone over the total.
Chopping Down the Cards
Atlanta has been an excellent wagering value at Busch Stadium. To illuminate the Braves have won seven of their last 10 games at St. Louis. Seven of the last eight between these teams in the Gateway City have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation the Braves bring momentum for baseball betting games. Freddie Freeman and Ronald Acuna Jr. have big game changers for Atlanta. Freeman has 12 doubles and 11 home runs. Additionally he has scored 34 runs with 30 runs driven in on the season. Acuna has powered to 11 home runs with 31 runs batted in.
Braves vs. Cardinals MLB Betting Odds Picks
As mentioned earlier Atlanta responds well to Teheran on the hill.
Braves vs. Cardinals Baseball Betting Online Pick: Atlanta Braves
Braves vs. Cardinals Baseball Betting Online score prediction: Braves 4, Cardinals 3