Cardinals vs. Braves Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 4, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Braves Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 4, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals will take the field against the Atlanta Braves (3-1) on Tuesday. The game begins at 7:45 PM ET on BSMW, with the Cardinals listed as -138 favorites on the moneyline.

Steven Matz will get the ball for St. Louis while Atlanta will counter with Dylan Dodd.

Cardinals vs. Braves Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -138
  • Braves odds to win: +117
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
  • Time: 7:45 PM ET
  • TV: BSMW

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Braves?

Cardinals and Braves Betting Trends (2022)

The Cardinals put together a 65-34 record in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 65.7% of those games).

In games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -138 or shorter last year, St. Louis had a record of 50-25 (66.7%).

Last season, the Braves won 13 out of the 35 games, or 37.1%, in which they were the underdog.

Last season, Atlanta won one of its nine games, or 11.1%, when it was the underdog by at least +117 on the moneyline.

The Cardinals played in 164 games with a set over/under, and combined with their opponents to go over the total 78 times (78-80-6).

Games involving the Braves went over the total set by oddsmakers in 82 of 165 chances last season.

Cardinals Stats & Insights (2022)

Last season the Cardinals were the fifth-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.8 runs per game (772 total).

St. Louis averaged 1.2 home runs per game to rank ninth in baseball with 197 total home runs last season.

The Cardinals’ .252 batting average was ninth-best in MLB.

The team struck out 7.6 times per game, the fifth-best average in baseball.

The Cardinals pitching staff ranked last in MLB with a collective 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings last season.

St. Louis’ 3.79 team ERA ranked ninth across all MLB pitching staffs.

Braves Stats & Insights (2022)

The Braves were among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking third with 789 total runs last season.

Atlanta ranked second in Major League Baseball with 243 home runs.

The Braves had a team batting average of .253 last season, which ranked seventh among MLB teams.

Atlanta ranked 29th in strikeouts per game (9.2) among MLB offenses.

The Braves struck out 9.7 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, second-best in MLB.

Atlanta pitched to a 3.45 last season, which ranked fifth in baseball.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch (2022)

Matz makes his first start of the season for the Cardinals.

Last season, Paul Goldschmidt had a .317 batting average with 35 home runs and 115 RBI.

Nolan Arenado collected 163 hits, posted an OBP of .361, and a .533 SLG.

Tommy Edman finished with a .265 average, 13 home runs and 57 RBI last season.

Willson Contreras hit .243 with an OBP of .349, and a slugging percentage of .466.

Braves Key Players to Watch (2022)

The Braves will send Dodd to the mound for his first start this season.

Austin Riley had a batting average of .273, while hitting 38 home runs last season.

Matt Olson totaled 103 runs batted in with 148 hits.

Sean Murphy hit .250 a season ago with 37 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 58 walks.

Michael Harris II had 27 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs and 21 walks while batting .297.

Cardinals and Braves Injuries

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

Braves: Max Fried: 15 Day IL (Left hamstring), 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)

Cardinals vs. Braves Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Braves 6, Cardinals 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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