Braves vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, April 3, 2023

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Braves vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, April 3, 2023

MLB Predictions

Following a big two-homer game in a win over the Blue Jays, Nolan Gorman leads the St. Louis Cardinals (2-1) into action as +105 underdogs against the Atlanta Braves (2-1). First pitch from Busch Stadium at 7:45 PM ET on Monday, live on BSMW.

Atlanta’s Charlie Morton and St. Louis’ Jake Woodford have been named the starters for this contest.

Braves vs. Cardinals Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -125
  • Cardinals odds to win: +105
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, April 3, 2023
  • Time: 7:45 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW

Who Will Win Braves vs. Cardinals?

Braves and Cardinals Betting Trends (2022)

The Braves finished 88-42 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 67.7% of those games).

Atlanta had a record of 84-36 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -125 or shorter last year (70%).

Last season, the Cardinals won 28 out of the 65 games, or 43.1%, in which they were the underdog.

St. Louis had a record of 16-32, a 33.3% win rate, when it was set as the underdog by +105 or more by oddsmakers last season.

The Braves played in 165 games with a set over/under, and combined with their opponents to go over the total 82 times (82-75-8).

Games involving the Cardinals went over the total set by oddsmakers in 78 of 164 chances last season.

Braves Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Braves scored the third-most runs in baseball (789 total, 4.9 per game).

Atlanta ranked second-best in the majors last season with 243 total home runs.

The Braves’ .253 batting average was seventh-best in the majors.

The club struck out 9.2 times per game, the second-worst mark in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Braves had a collective 9.7 K/9 last season, which ranked second in MLB.

Atlanta had the fifth-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.45).

Cardinals Stats & Insights (2022)

The Cardinals scored 772 runs last season, which ranked fifth in MLB.

St. Louis hit 197 homers last season, which ranked ninth in the majors.

The Cardinals had a team batting average of .252 last season, which ranked ninth among MLB teams.

St. Louis ranked fifth in MLB in strikeouts per game at 7.6 whiffs per contest.

The Cardinals had a 7.4 K/9 last season as a pitching staff, which ranked 30th in baseball.

St. Louis pitched to a 3.79 last season, which ranked ninth in baseball.

Braves Key Players to Watch (2022)

Morton will take the mound to start for the Braves, his first of the season.

Last season, Austin Riley hit .273 with 38 home runs and 93 RBI.

Matt Olson finished with 103 RBI while batting .240 and hitting 34 homers.

Sean Murphy finished with a .250 average, 18 home runs and 66 RBI last season.

Michael Harris II hit .297 with an OBP of .339, and a slugging percentage of .514.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch (2022)

Woodford gets the nod for the Cardinals and will make his first start of the season.

Paul Goldschmidt hit 35 home runs and had 115 runs batted in last season, while racking up a batting average of .317.

Nolan Arenado hit .293 with 42 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 55 walks.

Tommy Edman hit .265 last season with 31 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 48 walks.

Willson Contreras hit .243 with 23 doubles, two triples, 22 home runs and 45 walks.

Braves and Cardinals Injuries

Braves: Kyle Wright: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Raisel Iglesias: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Max Fried: day-to-day (Hamstring)

Cardinals: Paul DeJong: 10 Day IL (Back), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Lars Nootbaar: day-to-day (Thumb)

Braves vs. Cardinals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Braves 6, Cardinals 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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