The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals meet up starting Thursday in their opening matchup of the 2019 MLB playoffs. The 97-65 Braves have home field advantage against the 91-61 Cardinals. Game 1 gets going on Thursday at SunTrust Park, with first pitch scheduled for 5:02 p.m. and the game set to air on TBS.
The Braves were 4-2 in their season series with the Cardinals, and St. Louis struggled on the road this season — Milwaukee is the only playoff team with a worse road record than the Cardinals’ 41-40.
Atlanta is a modest sized favorite to win this series. DraftKings Sportsbook installed them at -155 to take down the Cardinals, who are at +130. By comparison, the Yankees are installed at -225 to beat the Twins (+185).
Check back throughout the series for the latest odds, schedule and roster information for Braves-Cardinals in the 2019 NLDS!