The Cardinals and the Braves finish their weekend series today in St. Louis. Check MLB odds at Just Bet sportsbook.
The St. Louis Cardinals are the leaders in the NL Central, but are one game away from being swept in this series. On Saturday the Cards only managed 5 hits and two runs for the entire game. Adam Wainwright had another bad outing as he let up five earned runs in just 4 innings of work. The Cardinals will send the right guy to act as stopper out there today in Lance Lynn. Lynn is undefeated this season and is pitching to a very low 1.40 ERA on the season as well.
The Braves have won 7 of the last 10 and will be looking for the sweep of the defending champs tonight. The offense for the Braves on Saturday was led by Michael Bourn who had 3 hits, one of which was a home run. Brandon Beachy was superb on the mound again as he struck out 6 over 6 innings to earn his sixth win of the season. Tommy Hanson gets the start tonight for the Braves. Hanson has been up and down this season pitching to a 3.63 ERA.
St. Louis is 21-6 in their last 27 home games against a right handed starter, 14-6 in their last 20 game three of a series, and 7-0 in Lynn’s last seven starts. Atlanta is 8-1 in their last nine games against a team with a winning record, 6-2 in their last eight games overall, and 10-3 in Hanson’s last 13 road starts. Atlanta is 2-7 in their last nine games in St. Louis.
We like the over in this game because we think the Cardinals will come out swinging to avoid the sweep at best sportsbooks online.