Cardinals vs. Braves Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions: Will Cardinals Bounce Back in Game 4?
Jeff Curry, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Dakota Hudson
- The betting odds for Monday's Cardinals-Braves game opened with St. Louis as a decent favorite (-145 moneyline odds) and with Atlanta listed at +131.
- The odds have moved in Atlanta's favor since then, but does that mean you should be picking the Braves?
- Sean Zerillo gives a full breakdown of the matchup, along with his picks.
Cardinals vs. Braves Betting Picks, Odds & Predictions for Game 4
Probable starters: Dallas Keuchel (8-8, 3.75 ERA) vs. Dakota Hudson (16-7, 3.35 ERA)
- Braves odds: +115
- Cardinals odds: -135
- Over/Under: 8.5
- First pitch: 3:07 p.m. ET on TBS
Odds as of Monday morning. Check out PointsBet, where Action Network users get an exclusive 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).
For nearly eight innings on Saturday, the story for the Cardinals was Adam Wainwright, the 38-year-old who threw 7.2 innings of shutout baseball; striking out eight Braves in an excellent performance with an abundance of silly curveballs.
However, St. Louis failed to extend their with multiple chances in the bottom of the 8th inning, and the Braves rallied to tie the one-run game and take the lead in the top of the 9th – off of enigmatic Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez.
In a matter of minutes, the Redbirds went from a favorite to make the NLCS, to a substantial underdog – now needing to win Monday afternoon’s Game 4 at home, in addition to a potential Game 5 on Wednesday in Atlanta to keep their World Series hopes alive.
Can they live to play another day behind Dakota Hudson, or will the youngster finally succumb to the regression which has been looming over his performances to date?