Cardinals vs. Braves Thursday Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves, 5/16/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Cardinals and Braves will play the rubber match of their series on Thursday night at 7:20 p.m. ET from SunTrust Park. With Adam Wainwright on the bump pitching in his home state, will St. Louis pull off the small upset?

Game Snapshot & Odds

957 St. Louis Cardinals (+100) at 958 Atlanta Braves (-110); 10 runs

Thursday, May 16, 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, 51% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline.

St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin

Matt Carpenter went 0-for-2 with a walk Wednesday to drop his average back under .200. Carpenter is 10-for-52 with one homer and two doubles in May. This is about the time that he started to turn it on last year -- he was actually hitting .140/.286/.272 on May 15, 2018 -- so owners can keep their fingers crossed.

Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin

Austin Riley hit a solo homer off Michael Wacha in his major league debut Wednesday against the Cardinals. The homer came in his second big-league at-bat. He also struck out and flew out before being lifted for defensive purposes. That cost him an at-bat, but it helped the Braves; Charlie Culberson hit a two-run homer after taking over in left field.

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis

The Cardinals are now 1-5 in their last six road games.

Atlanta

The Braves are 4-1 in their last five games overall.

Prediction:

The Cardinals are incredibly streaky offensively but I’m going to back them tonight. Wainwright is pitching in his home state against the team that drafted him. The Cardinals are 5-1 in Wainwright’s last six road starts versus the Braves and are 4-1 in his last five outings versus Atlanta overall. The Cardinals have also beaten the Braves nine out of the last 11 meetings in Atlanta.

The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals +100

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