The Atlanta Braves look to continue their march toward first place in the National League East when they host the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday for the third contest of their four-game series. Atlanta (48-34), which trailed the first-place New York Mets by 10 1/2 games at the end of May, has gone 25-7 since June 1 to reduce its deficit in the division to 2 1/2 games. St. Louis (44-39), which is three games behind Milwaukee for the top spot in the NL Central, has lost three straight contests and four of its last five. First pitch at Truist Park is set for 7:20 p.m. ET.
Atlanta is listed as a -170 favorite (risk $170 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Braves vs. Cardinals odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total runs scored is 8.5 (see the latest lines for every game on our MLB odds page).
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The model knows Atlanta has had the upper hand in the series thus far, winning the first two games by a combined score of 13-4. The Braves have pounced on the Cardinals early, building a 6-0 lead after two innings in the opener and scoring five runs in the first frame on Tuesday to gain control. Matt Olson has been the offensive star for Atlanta, registering two hits and two RBI in each contest.
The model also knows St. Louis has had difficulty scoring of late, producing more than three runs just once in its last six outings. Paul Goldschmidt has gone six games without driving in a run but is tied for second in the NL with 65 RBI. The 34-year-old first baseman also ranks second in the senior circuit with a .340 batting average while Nolan Arenado has gone 11-for-20 with three home runs and six RBI over the first five games of the month.
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