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August 5 MLB Series Prices: Braves vs Twins, Cardinals vs Dodgers Odds & More

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Freddie Freeman and the Braves hold a seven-game lead in the NL East. Photo by Arturo Pardavila III [CC License].
  • The Atlanta Braves will be aiming to bolster their NL-leading road record when they visit the Minnesota Twins
  • The St. Louis Cardinals have lost five of seven, but take a five-game win streak against Los Angeles into a three-game series with the Dodgers
  • Get all the odds for MLB series starting on Monday, August 5

An interleague clash between division leaders highlights this week’s MLB schedule as the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves visit the AL Central-topping Minnesota Twins, while out on the West Coast, the St. Louis Cardinals look to extend their five-game win streak over Los Angeles in a three-game set with the MLB-leading Dodgers.

We have odds for each of these new series as well as every other series kicking off on Monday.

Atlanta Braves vs Minnesota Twins Series Price

Team Odds
Atlanta Braves +100
Minnesota Twins -120

*All odds taken August 5

Division Leaders Clash as Road-Warrior Braves Visit Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins will be gunning for a fourth straight series win when they open a three-game interleague set with the visiting Atlanta Braves on Monday night.

The Twins piled up 25 total runs while sweeping a three-game weekend series with the Kansas City Royals, lifting the club to 8-2 in their past 10 outings. While the club’s current surge closes the door on a shaky 9-13 run that threatened their lead atop the AL Central standings, their success has come against inferior opponents, including the Royals, Miami Marlins, and Chicago White Sox.

The Twins have produced mixed results in recent clashes against opponents with winning records, going 8-8 in their past 16 outings.

The club has also struggled with inconsistency in recent home games, racking up a 3-6 record while going winless in three straight series. In addition, the Twins own a dismal 2-7 record in nine interleague meetings with the Braves since 2010, including a 0-4 mark on home turf, and are a middling 5-7 in 12 interleague contests this season.

Braves vs Twins Probable Starting Pitchers


Mike Soroka August 5 Jake Odorizzi
Max Fried August 6 Jose Berrios
Kevin Gausman August 7 Martin Perez

The Braves travel to Minnesota after splitting a four-game series with the Cincinnati Reds, extending a stretch of mediocrity in which they have dropped 10 of 18 decisions. However, the NL East-leading Braves continue to produce steady results on the road, suffering just one series loss during a 17-8 run that leaves them with an NL-best 34-22 road record.

Atlanta also holds the edge in this series in pitching matchups, at least Monday’s and Tuesday’s contests. Mike Soroka, who has emerged as a legitimate threat to claim both NL Rookie-of-the Year and Cy Young Award honors takes the mound in Monday’s series opener, followed by Max Fried in Tuesday’s contest.

Soroka has not surrendered more than two earned runs in 11 road starts this season, and sports a sparkling 6-0 record and 1.20 ERA on the road this season. Fried sits second in the NL with 12 wins, and is 5-0 over his past eight road starts.

Pick: Braves (+100)

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Series Price

Team Odds
St. Louis Cardinals +195
Los Angeles Dodgers -225

Cardinals Look to Extend Recent Dominance over MLB-Leading Dodgers

The St. Louis Cardinals will be looking to rebound from a shaky 2-5 run that has bounced them from their briefly held perch atop the NL Central standings when they open a three-game series on Monday against the MLB-leading Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Cardinals moved back into postseason contention during a recent 12-2 run, and seized the divisional lead with a pair of wins over the visiting Chicago Cubs late last week. But the road woes that marked the club’s early-season schedule continued with a pair of decisive losses in a two-game series in Oakland this past weekend.

Run production has emerged as an issue for the Cardinals during their current swoon. The club has been limited to two or fewer runs in five of their past seven outings after averaging 5.86 runs per game during their 12-2 surge.

However, the Cardinals have enjoyed regular success against the Dodgers, outgunning the defending NL champions by a 31-12 margin in five straight victories, and are 8-5 in their past 13 visits to Dodger Stadium.

Cardinals vs Dodgers Probable Starting Pitchers


Michael Wacha August 5 Tony Gonsolin
Miles Mikolas August 6 Clayton Kershaw
Jack Flaherty August 7 Dustin May

The Dodgers open the week aiming to build on a 5-1 run, during which they have averaged 6.5 runs per game. Los Angeles is coming off a four-game series victory over the San Diego Padres this past weekend, capped by an 11-10 walk-off victory on Sunday, lifting their MLB-leading home record to 43-15.

However, the Dodgers have battled uncharacteristic inconsistency at home of late, going 6-6 in 12 contests since the Fourth of July, including series losses to the Padres and Los Angeles Angels.

But with unproven starters Tony Gonsolin and Dustin May, who have a combined three major-league starts to their names, scheduled to see action in the series, opportunity could be knocking for the Cardinals to stun the World Series favorites.

Pick: Cardinals (+195)

Additional August 5 MLB Series Odds

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Miami Marlins +330
New York Mets -400
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Milwaukee Brewers -155
Pittsburgh Pirates +135
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New York Yankees -400
Baltimore Orioles +330
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Chicago White Sox -118
Detroit Tigers -102
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Kansas City Royals +290
Boston Red Sox -350
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Toronto Blue Jays +265
Tampa Bay Rays -315
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Texas Rangers +200
Cleveland Indians -240
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Oakland A’s +165
Chicago Cubs -190
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Philadelphia Phillies -120
Arizona Diamondbacks +100
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Washington Nationals -115
San Francisco Giants -105
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