Cardinals vs. Braves Thursday Prediction
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
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
The Cardinals are now 1-5 in their last six road games.
The Braves are 4-1 in their last five games overall.
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