Cardinals vs Braves Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – August 28, 2022

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On Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals (73-54) are hosting the Atlanta Braves (78-49), at 7:00 PM ET, in the final game of a three-game series. Adam Wainwright (9-9) is the starter for the Cardinals, and Jake Odorizzi (5-5) for the Braves.

The sportsbooks have spoken, making the Cardinals (-124) a moderate moneyline favorite to beat the Braves (+105) at home. The contest has an over/under set at 8.

Cardinals vs. Braves Odds

Run Line

St. Louis Cardinals (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cardinals (-124)

Total

8 Runs (Over: -104, Under: -117)

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When, Where, at What Time is Cardinals vs. Braves

  • Game Day: Sunday, August 28, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Stadium: Busch Stadium

Cardinals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Steven Matz 15 Day Injury List Knee
Jack Flaherty 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Drew VerHagen 60 Day Injury List Hip
Álex Reyes 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Braves Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Orlando Arcia 10 Day Injury List Hamstring
Chadwick Tromp 10 Day Injury List Quadricep
Darren O’Day 15 Day Injury List Calf
Ozzie Albies 60 Day Injury List Foot
Mike Soroka 60 Day Injury List Achilles
Adam Duvall 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Manny Piña 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Luke Jackson 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Jackson Stephens 7 Day Injury List Head

Last Time Out: Cardinals and Braves

Ryan Helsley (1.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K) earned the win in the Cardinals’ 6-5 victory over the Braves yesterday. Nolan Arenado led the way offensively, going 4-for-4 with a double, a home run and two RBI. Kenley Jansen (0.00 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 K) took the loss for the Braves.

Betting Trends

Cardinals Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Cardinals have been favored 71 times and won 48, or 67.6%, of those games. St. Louis has a record of 41-18, a 69.5% win rate, when favored by -124 or more by oddsmakers this season. The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 55.4% chance of a victory for the Cardinals. Games involving St. Louis have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 61 of 127 chances this season. In 127 games with a spread this season, the Cardinals are 71-56-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt 120 .338 (1) .423 (1) .633 (2) 6.3% (4) 20.8% (85) 12.2% (13)
Nolan Arenado 117 .306 (7) .371 (14) .570 (4) 5.4% (12) 12.5% (15) 8.5% (76)
Tommy Edman 123 .253 (82) .315 (95) .373 (117) 1.8% (114) 18.0% (55) 7.6% (86)
Dylan Carlson 106 .245 (93) .318 (91) .395 (101) 1.9% (109) 18.4% (63) 8.6% (74)
Brendan Donovan 94 .298 (-) .404 (-) .386 (-) 0.6% (-) 16.2% (-) 12.4% (-)

Braves Betting Records and Team Stats

The Braves have won in nine, or 32.1%, of the 28 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. This season, Atlanta has been victorious four times in 16 chances when named as an underdog of at least +105 or longer on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Braves have a 48.8% chance of walking away with the win. Atlanta and their opponents have hit the over in 66 of their 128 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. In 128 games with a line this season, the Braves have a mark of 65-63-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Austin Riley 126 .287 (26) .356 (27) .555 (5) 5.6% (11) 23.6% (105) 7.6% (86)
Matt Olson 128 .256 (75) .339 (56) .502 (14) 4.8% (19) 23.1% (99) 10.8% (31)
Dansby Swanson 128 .289 (24) .343 (47) .444 (52) 2.9% (75) 26.3% (128) 7.3% (91)
Ronald Acuña Jr. 92 .274 (43) .368 (22) .407 (83) 2.4% (92) 22.9% (96) 11.0% (27)
Michael Harris 82 .288 (-) .334 (-) .507 (-) 4.2% (-) 26.3% (-) 4.9% (-)

Cardinals vs. Braves Picks and Predictions

Our pick for this matchup is the Cardinals to emerge victorious (-124 on the moneyline), while we project the total score will go over the total (8 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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