Braves vs. Cardinals Saturday Prediction
The Braves took Game 1 of their series with the Cardinals on Friday night, upsetting the home team, 5-2. Will also take Game 2 on Saturday when these two teams resume their series at 7:15 p.m. ET from Busch Stadium?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, May 25, 2019
7:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 65% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Dansby Swanson hit a pair of homers Friday as the Braves topped the Cardinals 5-2. After slumping all month, Swanson has come through with eight hits, including three homers, in his last four games. He pushed his OPS back over .800 tonight, and his OBP, which had dropped all of the way to .305 since he was moved into the second spot in the order, has rebounded to .319.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Kolten Wong went 0-for-4 on Friday, leaving him with a .194 average in 67 at-bats this month. Wong was a nice surprise in April, but the numbers have fallen steadily since his fast start. He'd be a lot more interesting for fantasy purposes if he wasn't stuck at the bottom of the Cardinals lineup.
MLB Betting Trends
The Braves are a perfect 8-0 in their last eight games when facing a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
The Cardinals are now just 1-5 in their last six home games and 5-15 in their last 20 games overall.
The Braves are a perfect 5-0 in their last five games played at Busch Stadium and have beaten the Cardinals in four out of the last five meetings between the two teams. The Braves are also 5-1 in Mike Soroka’s last six starts, are 6-1 in his last seven road outings and have now won eight of their last 10 games overall.
The Pick: Atlanta Braves -125