Cardinals vs. Braves Tuesday Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves, 5/14/2019 Predictions & Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals have dropped nine of their last 11 games but will try to get things back on track Tuesday night when they visit the Atlanta Braves at 7:20 p.m. ET. Despite their recent struggles, are the Cards a good moneyline option for bettors?

Game Snapshot & Odds

957 St. Louis Cardinals (-130) at 958 Atlanta Braves (+120); 8.5 runs

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

7:20 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 53% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline.

St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in the Cardinals' loss to the Pirates on Sunday. Goldschmidt walloped a two-run blast off Pirates' starter Steven Brault in the first inning to snap an 18-game homerless drought dating back to April 22. The 31-year-old slugger is hitting .270/.350/.479 with 28 runs scored, 10 homers and 23 RBI. He isn't stealing bases anymore, but he remains a solid four-category fantasy contributor.

Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin

Johan Camargo went 2-for-4 and drove in a pair of runs on Sunday, propelling the Braves to a 5-3 victory over the Diamondbacks. Camargo came through with a key two-out, two-run single during a three-run uprising in the third inning, then came around to score on an RBI single by Tyler Flowers. For the season, he is slashing .241/.298/.379 with a pair of homers, 11 RBI and one stolen base through his first 94 plate appearances.

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 8-1 in their last nine games when playing the Braves in Atlanta.

Atlanta

The total has gone over in all five of the Braves’ last five games when playing the Cardinals and is 8-1 in their last nine home games against St. Louis.

Prediction:

Jack Flaherty will start tonight for the Cardinals and while he has struggled with allowing home runs this year, he has been excellent otherwise. His xFIP is a healthy 3.48, his strikeout rate is up to 26.4% and he’s only walking batters at a 7.3% clip. Mike Foltynewicz, meanwhile, is allowing hard contact at a 43.3% clip and his strikeout rate is down to 13.2%. This St. Louis lineup has been inconsistent over the past week but last Thursday the Cardinals put up 17 runs in one game against the Pirates. This is a dangerous lineup and the pitching matchup favors St. Louis, so I’ll lay the Cards’ moneyline odds.

The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -130

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