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2021 MLB Handicapping
(52-54)) Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals (53-52)
Date: Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Max Fried (Atl) vs. Jon Lester (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -120 | Cardinals +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves -1.5 (+140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
The Atlanta Braves visit Busch Stadium Tuesday evening for game one of a three game set versus the St. Louis Cardinals.
With both clubs needing a win to remain among playoff contenders, Atlanta leads St. Louis 3-1 head to head this season.
Battling injuries all season, Atlanta sits four games behind division leader NYM. In their uphill climb to gain four straight NL East titles, the Braves offer 4.78 runs & allow 4.30 -both numbers in MLB’S upper half.
Atlanta has split its last 12 outings, and fell 2-1 Sunday vs. Milwaukee. The Braves couldn’t advance runners against timely Brewers pitching and defense. Consistently inconsistent, Atlanta has added one run or less in four of its last five losses.
Max Fried opens today for Atlanta. Standing 7-7 with a 5.32 ERA overall, Fried has struggled on the road this year. The 27-year-old lefty is 2-4 in games away from Truist Park. Fried did hold St. Louis to one run through seven innings during Atlanta’s 9-1 June 18 win vs. the visiting Cardinals. However, the 2021 Max Fried story is sharply divided among home success and road failure.
Fried’s traveling struggles continued July 28 vs. NYM. That evening Atlanta lost ground in the NL East division race as Fried issued two runs, and the deciding home run, in the Braves’ 2-1 setback vs. New York.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals have underperformed as well this season. Offensive issues have mounted to place St. Louis at just 3.99 runs per as repeat postseason aspirations appear unlikely for the club with Milwaukee owning the NL Central. Cardinals defense is a slight negative, allowing 4.38 runs.
St. Louis has split its last four outings, but won its last two series, while pushing past Minnesota 7-3 Sunday.
Newly acquired Jon Lester looks to lean his 3-5 record toward the winning side tonight opposite Atlanta. The former all star brings a credible 3-1 home mark, with 5.02 overall ERA, to first latest Busch Stadium assignment.
Though Lester allowed three runs through five innings in a July 28 road loss vs. Baltimore, he offered a polar opposite performance in his most recent home start. Opposite Miami July 22, Lester held the Marlins scoreless through seven frames as Washington triumphed 18-1.
Like Fried, Lester pitches much better among familiar surroundings. This is a huge edge for St. Louis. Lester has given Atlanta four runs through ten innings this year, though injuries have since torn the Braves’ lineup.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 6-1 in their last 7 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Cardinals are 11-2 in their last 13 home games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Under is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Atlanta is 6-6 SU in its last 12 games.
- Atlanta is 3-3 SU in its last 6 road games.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
Currently, St. Louis looks better than Atlanta 1-8, plays in a tougher division, and tonight starts comprable pitching. With each side recently inconsistent, the Cardinals’ better health and home setting will pay runline dividends vs. a makeshift Braves group. And at underdog odds, the Cardinals are a steal here.
Take St. Louis ML
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