Tonight, the defending champion, the Atlanta Braves are taking on the St. Louis Cardinals for some baseball betting action. This weekend, the Braves are on the road again as they start a series against the Cardinals at Bush Stadium. Can the Cardinals defeat the Braves at home or will be Braves overcome them? Let’s find out with our Braves vs Cardinals Betting Pick and prediction from our baseball handicappers.
In tonight’s matchup, expect to see some intense action as both teams have been playing high level baseball this season. This is because the Braves are 72-53 this season and have won 10 of their last 12 games. On the other hand, the Cardinals are 72-53 this season and have won 10 of their last 12 games.
According to baseball betting odds, the Braves are the favorite with a -250 moneyline. In addition, it looks like sportsbooks do not expect to see a high scoring game with the over/under at 7.
Braves vs Cardinals Baseball Betting Odds
Atlanta Braves -250
St. Louis Cardinals +195
Over 7 at-125
Under 7 at +105
Braves vs Cardinals Betting Prediction and Analysis for 08/26/2022
According to the latest MLB standings, the Braves are 2 wins behind the New York Mets. Therefore, cannot afford a loss if they want to overtake the Mets in the NL East rankings. However, online sportsbooks believe they have what it takes to win this game.
This is because Atlanta has won eight of their last ten games and have a three-game winning streak. In addition, the Braves are 3rd in the MLB with an average of 4.9 runs per game. Furthermore, the Braves’ pitching staff has a 3.53 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average this season.
The starting pitcher for Atlanta will be Spencer Stride who is 7-4 on the season with 100.2 innings pitched. Strider has 151 strikeouts and carries a 2.95 ERA. During his last start at the mound, he threw 6 innings allowing 1 run and 3 his.
On the other hand, the Cardinals are also in good shape having playing a series against the Cubs. Yesterday, they won 8-3 against Chicago giving them 8 wins in their last 10 games. After yesterday, the St. Louis pitching staff has a 3.78 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .241 opponent batting average.
Jose Quintana will be taking the mound for the Cardinals making this his twenty-fifth appearance for the team. According to online sports betting statistics, Quintana is 4-5 on the season with 122.2 innings pitched. Quintana has 105 strikeouts and carries a 3.45 ERA. Furthermore, Quintana pitched just 2.2 innings in his last outing allowing 4 runs and 7 hits.
On a sidenote, the Cardinals are 7-1 in their last 8 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Braves vs Cardinals Betting Pick
Game time: 08/26/2022 at 8:15 PM EDT
Bet on the St. Louis Cardinals at +195
In this matchup, many sports handicappers are wondering if the sportsbooks got the line right on this one. Especially since there is a lot of debate as to whether the Cardinals should be the underdog in this game. Needless to say, this is a good opportunity to make a good profit from this game.
St. Louis leads the NL Central and average 4.8 runs scored per game. The Cardinals are 40-21 at home this season and show good value as a home underdog. Therefore, we predict the St. Louis Cardinals will win with a final score of 4-3.