MLB Matchups  >>  Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Preview 08/25/2013

 
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The St. Louis Cardinals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Sunday when they take on the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium.

Lefthander Mike Minor will take the mound for the Braves to start this game. Minor is 12-5 this season with a 3.06 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Lance Lynn. The righthander has a 3.97 ERA to go along with a 13-7 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 131-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

CURRENT STREAK:
Atlanta has lost 3 straight games.
St. Louis has won 4 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Atlanta: 77-52 SU
St. Louis: 76-53 SU
ATLANTA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 3-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a win are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Atlanta is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 10 games on the road
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Atlanta

NEXT UP:
Atlanta home to Cleveland, Tuesday, August 27
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Monday, August 26