Braves Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – August 5, 2021

Posted By Staff on August 5, 2021

The Atlanta Braves (54-54) will look for continued production from a slugger on a roll when they square off against the St. Louis Cardinals (53-54) on Thursday at 8:15 PM ET at Busch Stadium. Jorge Soler is riding a two-game home run streak. Atlanta’s (-120 to win) Touki Toussaint and St. Louis’ (+100) Wade LeBlanc will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of August 5, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Braves vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Toussaint (ATL) Pitcher LeBlanc (STL)
1 – 2 W/L 0 – 1
17.0 IP 34.1
4.76 ERA 3.15
1.060 WHIP 1.430
10.6 K/9 5.5
2.1 BB/9 2.6

Braves Probable Starter Touki Toussaint

  • Toussaint (1-2) takes the mound first for the Braves in his fourth start of the season. He has a 4.76 ERA in 17 innings pitched, with 20 strikeouts.
  • His most recent time out was on Friday against the Brewers, when the right-hander went 3 1/3 innings, surrendering seven earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The opposing Cardinals offense has a collective .234 batting average, and is 24th in the league with 822 total hits and 26th in MLB action with 427 runs scored. They have the 24th-ranked slugging percentage (.386) and rank 24th in home runs (116) in all of MLB.
  • The Braves have always been the moneyline underdog when Toussaint starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2021 at 12:13 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Toussaint

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul DeJong 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Harrison Bader 3 .333 1 1 1 .500 1.833
Yadier Molina 3 .333 1 0 1 .500 .833
Paul Goldschmidt 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Matt Carpenter 1 1.000 1 1 1 1.000 5.000

Cardinals Probable Starter Wade LeBlanc

  • The Cardinals will hand the ball to LeBlanc (0-1) for his seventh start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up one earned run in 5 2/3 innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Twins.
  • The Braves have scored 516 runs this season, which ranks 10th in MLB. They have 865 hits, 15th in baseball, with 152 home runs (fourth in the league).
  • His team is 1-5 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of August 5, 2021 at 12:13 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs LeBlanc

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Freddie Freeman 8 .500 4 0 0 .600 1.350
Guillermo Heredia 6 .500 3 1 1 .500 1.667
Adam Duvall 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Dansby Swanson 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Joc Pederson 4 .250 1 0 3 .250 .750
Kevan Smith 4 .500 2 0 1 .500 1.000
Ehire Adrianza 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Austin Riley 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ozzie Albies 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Stephen Vogt 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves score an average of 4.3 runs per road game compared to 5.3 per contest at home.
  • The Braves are the 10th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.8 runs per game (516 total).
  • The Braves have been favored on the moneyline 66 total times this season. They’ve gone 33-33 in those games.
  • Atlanta has gone 29-29 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -120 or shorter (50%).
  • Atlanta has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 52 times this season for a 52-51-5 record against the over/under.
  • Atlanta was favored on the moneyline for four of its last 10 games, and went 3-1 in those matchups.
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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals are among the lowest scoring teams in the league, ranking 26th with just 427 total runs (4.0 per game) this season.
  • In home games this season, they have scored a total of 204 runs (3.8 per game) while pushing across 223 total away from Busch Stadium, an average of 4.1 per contest.
  • The Cardinals have won 20, or 39.2%, of the 51 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • St. Louis has entered 42 games this season as the underdog by +100 or more and is 15-27 in those contests.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have hit the over in 49 of their 107 games with a total this season.
  • In four games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by sportsbooks, St. Louis has a record of 1-3.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Freddie Freeman has hit a team-best 24 home runs.
  • Among the qualified batters in MLB play, Freeman’s 116 hits rank 10th, his 24 HR rank 11th, his .290 AVG ranks 22nd, and his .377 OBP ranks 15th.
  • Austin Riley is hitting .291 with 18 doubles, a triple, 22 home runs and 42 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Riley’s 110 hits rank 22nd, his 22 HR rank 18th, his .291 AVG ranks 20th, and his .369 OBP ranks 24th.

Braves Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ozzie Albies 417 .261 66 17 69 .318 .800
Dansby Swanson 406 .254 53 20 58 .301 .774
Freddie Freeman 400 .290 78 24 60 .377 .882
Austin Riley 378 .291 56 22 63 .369 .888
Adam Duvall 314 .229 41 22 68 .277 .755
Jorge Soler 308 .192 38 13 37 .288 .658
Joc Pederson 256 .230 35 11 39 .300 .718
Guillermo Heredia 248 .238 37 4 22 .314 .697
Abraham Almonte 139 .223 19 5 19 .335 .752
Ehire Adrianza 138 .254 24 4 23 .338 .758

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has been key for St. Louis with 109 hits, an OBP of .336 plus a slugging percentage of .444.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Goldschmidt falls outside of the league leaders in home runs and RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis in home runs (21) and runs batted in (65) this season while batting .264.
  • Among qualified hitters, Arenado ranks fifth in SLG (.503), and 25th in RBI (65) in the league.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 418 .254 53 6 31 .300 .673
Paul Goldschmidt 405 .269 57 17 59 .336 .780
Nolan Arenado 398 .264 51 21 65 .313 .816
Dylan Carlson 393 .254 54 11 44 .333 .745
Yadier Molina 299 .254 28 8 43 .292 .673
Tyler O’Neill 293 .273 46 17 40 .336 .845
Paul DeJong 253 .194 34 14 33 .284 .663
Harrison Bader 168 .286 21 9 27 .330 .830
Edmundo Sosa 168 .250 21 3 10 .319 .658
Matt Carpenter 157 .191 15 3 20 .316 .628

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