Braves Host the Cardinals in the National League Wildcard Game to Kick off the 2012 MLB Playoffs

Betting On The 2012 Mlb Wildcare Games




St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves

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The fans at Turner Field will be treated to a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves when they take their seats on Friday.

The Cardinals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Kyle Lohse in this game. Lohse has a 16-3 record and a 2.86 ERA this season.

It’ll be Kris Medlen toeing the rubber for the Braves in this contest. Righthander Medlen is 9-0 with a 0.97 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 175-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

The Cardinals were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +134 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 4-0 winner on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Atlanta at +132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
St. Louis: 88-74 SU
Atlanta: 94-68 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis’s last 10 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Atlanta is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Atlanta’s last 10 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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