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Braves Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 8/4/2021

Dansby Swanson has 99 hits this season, and will try to collect his 100th when his Atlanta Braves (53-54) play the St. Louis Cardinals (53-53) on Wednesday at 8:15 PM ET. Atlanta (-115 to win) has Drew Smyly set to start, and St. Louis (-105) counters J.A. Happ.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 3, 2021, 11:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Braves vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Smyly (ATL) Pitcher Happ (STL)
7 – 3 W/L 5 – 6
92.0 IP 98.1
4.40 ERA 6.77
1.370 WHIP 1.590
8.1 K/9 7.0
3.1 BB/9 2.8

Braves Probable Starter Drew Smyly

  • Smyly gets the start for the Braves, his 19th of the season. He is 7-3 with a 4.40 ERA and 83 strikeouts in 92 innings pitched.
  • The lefty last pitched on Thursday against the Mets, when he threw four innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up nine hits.
  • He will face a Cardinals offense that is hitting .234 as a unit (22nd in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .387 (24th in the league) with 115 total home runs (24th in MLB play).
  • The Braves have a 4-6 record in Smyly’s 10 starts this season when they were the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2021 at 11:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Smyly

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nolan Arenado 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Paul DeJong 4 .250 1 0 2 .250 .750
Tommy Edman 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Dylan Carlson 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Paul Goldschmidt 3 .333 1 0 0 .600 .933
Andrew Knizner 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Edmundo Sosa 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Harrison Bader 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.667
Yadier Molina 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Cardinals Probable Starter J.A. Happ

  • The Cardinals will send Happ (5-6) to the mound for his 20th start this season.
  • The left-hander gave up nine earned runs in three innings during his last outing, which came on Wednesday for the Twins against the Tigers.
  • The Braves rank 13th in MLB with a .242 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks seventh in the league (.428) and 150 home runs.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 3, 2021 at 11:13 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Happ

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jorge Soler 13 .154 2 0 1 .267 .421
Guillermo Heredia 11 .273 3 0 0 .333 .606
Kevan Smith 9 .444 4 0 0 .444 .888
Abraham Almonte 8 .000 0 0 0 .111 .111
Freddie Freeman 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
Stephen Vogt 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Dansby Swanson 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Ozzie Albies 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .600
Adam Duvall 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves score an average of 4.2 runs per road game compared to 5.3 per contest at home.
  • The Braves have the No. 10 offense in baseball scoring 4.8 runs per game (509 total runs).
  • The Braves are 32-33 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 49.2% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -115 or shorter, Atlanta has gone 29-31 (48.3%).
  • Atlanta has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 107 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 51 of those games (51-51-5).
  • Atlanta was the moneyline favorite for three of its last 10 games, and went 2-1 in those matchups.

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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 26th with just 423 total runs (4.0 per game) this season.
  • In home games this season, they have scored a total of 200 runs (3.8 per game) while pushing across 223 total away from Busch Stadium, an average of 4.1 per contest.
  • The Cardinals have won 20, or 39.2%, of the 51 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • St. Louis is 18-31 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -105 or more on the moneyline.
  • St. Louis’ games have gone over the total in 48 of their 106 chances.
  • St. Louis has played as the underdog in four of its past 10 games and has gone 1-3 in those contests.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Freddie Freeman has launched a team-high 24 home runs.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in baseball, Freeman’s 116 hits rank ninth, his 24 HR rank 11th, his .294 AVG ranks 16th, and his .381 OBP ranks 14th.
  • Austin Riley is hitting .292 with 18 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 42 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Riley ranks 21st in hits (109), 18th in HR (22), 21st in AVG (.292), and 20th in OBP (.371).

Braves Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ozzie Albies 412 .262 66 17 69 .319 .804
Dansby Swanson 402 .246 50 20 58 .295 .763
Freddie Freeman 395 .294 78 24 60 .381 .892
Austin Riley 373 .292 55 22 63 .371 .894
Adam Duvall 314 .229 41 22 68 .277 .755
Jorge Soler 308 .192 38 13 37 .288 .658
Joc Pederson 256 .230 35 11 39 .300 .718
Guillermo Heredia 245 .237 36 4 21 .311 .691
Abraham Almonte 138 .225 19 5 19 .337 .757
Ehire Adrianza 137 .255 24 4 23 .340 .763

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has been key for St. Louis with 108 hits, an OBP of .336 plus a slugging percentage of .445.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Goldschmidt ranks 23rd in hits.
  • Nolan Arenado is batting .261 this season with a team-high 20 home runs and 62 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Arenado ranks ninth in SLG in the league.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 414 .256 53 6 31 .301 .678
Paul Goldschmidt 402 .269 56 17 58 .336 .781
Nolan Arenado 394 .261 50 20 62 .311 .803
Dylan Carlson 388 .255 53 11 44 .335 .750
Yadier Molina 295 .258 28 8 43 .296 .682
Tyler O’Neill 291 .271 46 17 40 .331 .840
Paul DeJong 249 .197 34 14 33 .288 .674
Edmundo Sosa 167 .251 21 3 10 .321 .662
Harrison Bader 165 .285 21 9 27 .326 .829
Matt Carpenter 156 .186 14 3 20 .312 .620

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