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2022 MLB Handicapping
(44-38) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves (47-34)
Date: Tuesday, July 5th, 2022
Time: 7:20 PM ET
Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta, GA.
Projected Pitchers: Andre Pallante (STL), Ian Anderson (ATL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: STL +125, ATL -145
MLB run line Betting Odds: Cardinals +1.5, Braves -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9.5
Swanson hit a three-run double in a five-run second inning and the Braves held off the Cardinals 6-3 on Tuesday.
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis was only two games over the .500 mark in the middle of May, but it had a strong month of June. The Cardinals have been up and down over the past week, losing two out of three against the Cubs before taking two out of three against Miami.
They were unable to add another series win over the weekend, dropping two out of three in Philadelphia. St. Louis is sitting two games back of Milwaukee in the National League Central standings. The Cardinals are 1.5 games ahead of Philadelphia for the final NL Wild Card spot following Sunday’s loss.
They have been a strong offensive team, ranked sixth in the MLB in batting average (.253). First baseman Paul Goldschmidt leads the way with 100 hits, including 19 home runs. They will be facing an Atlanta pitching staff that is No. 9 with an ERA of 3.74.
Catcher Yadier Molina and center fielder Harrison Bader are both on the injured list.
Atlanta got off to a terrible start to the season, going 23-27 through its first 50 games. The Braves responded with a 14-game winning streak and have been playing winning baseball since then. They have bounced back from a series loss to the Dodgers with wins over Philadelphia and Cincinnati, taking two out of three against both teams. Atlanta was unable to complete the sweep against Cincinnati on Sunday, losing in walk-off fashion.
The Braves are sitting in second place in the NL East, trailing New York by 3.5 games. They have 2.5 games of wiggle room in the NL Wild Card standings, though.
The Braves are a solid offensive team, ranked No. 12 in batting average (.248). Shortstop Dansby Swanson is having an excellent season, racking up 91 hits and 46 RBIs. He is facing a St. Louis pitching staff that is No. 11 with an ERA of 3.81.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 21-21 ATS on the road
- Cardinals O/U are 18-22-2 on the road
- Braves are 17-25 ATS at home
- Braves O/U are 22-18-2 at home
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction:
As hot as the Braves have been since the beginning of June, I cannot get myself to back Anderson on Tuesday night. He has been struggling to build on his strong 2021 campaign, allowing 7 earned runs in his most recent appearance.
Anderson has given up at least 4 earned runs in six of his last eight outings, and St. Louis ranks sixth in the majors in batting average.
Pallante has been a bright spot for the Cardinals during his rookie campaign, and he has an advantage facing a team that has not seen him before.
Give met the Cardinals.
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