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2021 MLB Handicapping
(54-54) Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals (53-54)
Date: Thursday, August 5th, 2021
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Touki Toussaint (ATL) vs. Wade LeBlanc (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -120 | Cardinals +110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Braves -1.5 (+120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
The Atlanta Braves visit Busch Stadium Thursday 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.
Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves hammered Jon Lester in his first start for the St. Louis Cardinals, scoring 5 runs in the 1st inning and cruised to a 6-1 victory Thursday night.
Adam Duvall and Jorge Soler both homered and a 3-run 8th inning pulled the Braves ahead to beat the Cardinals 7-4 on Thursday night.
Atlanta sits below .500 at 52-53 but are only 2.5 games back of the NYM for the AL East division lead.
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.
They are without All-Star outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. for the remainder of the season due to an ACL injury.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals sit at .500 on the season and are 10 games back from the Brewers in the NL Central.
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.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 54-54 overall
- Braves are 27-27 on the road
- Cardinals are 53-54 overall
- Cardinals are 30-23 at home
Free Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
These teams might have similar records, but one of them has much more of a chance at making the playoffs. Atlanta is now just 2.5 games back of New York after another win on Wednesday night.
The Braves offense is rolling and the team’s trade deadline acquisitions have only made this team more dangerous as Duvall and Soler both homered last night.
Take Atlanta to complete the sweep and finally break .500.
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