MLB Matchups  >>  St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves Preview 07/27/2013

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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Turner Field.

Joe Kelly will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Kelly is 1-1 this season with a 3.18 ERA.

Kelly's opponent in this one will be Julio Teheran. The Braves righthander has a 3.25 ERA to go along with a 7-5 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 125-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Braves on July 26. Bettors who backed the Braves at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

TEAM RECORDS:
St. Louis: 62-38 SU
Atlanta: 58-45 SU
ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

ATLANTA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 2-8


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Atlanta's last 18 games

NEXT UP:
Atlanta home to St. Louis, Sunday, July 28