Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

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Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks will head east to Busch Stadium to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Fox Sports Arizona will be televising this NL showdown. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.

Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals Odds

Arizona (+110) is the underdog to St. Louis (-120) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total sit at -110 for the under and -110 for the over. There’s a runline of Diamondbacks +1.5 (-190) and Cardinals -1.5 (+165) for this matchup.

The Diamondbacks are 46-45 SU and are 53-38 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 2.8 units for moneyline bettors and 12.6 units ATS. The Cardinals, on the other hand, are 44-44 SU and 43-45 ATS. They’ve lost 10.7 units for moneyline bettors and 4.6 units ATS.

Cardinals games have a 38-43-7 over/under record so far in 2019. The Diamondbacks have an over/under record of 44-41-6.

Robbie Ray will get the start for the visiting Diamondbacks. The southpaw Ray (6-6, 3.96 ERA) has recorded 137 strikeouts in 104.2 innings so far. This will be his first outing against St. Louis this year. He did make two starts against the Cardinals in 2018, putting together a 1-1 record against them with a 5.73 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

The Cardinals are putting the ball in the right hand of Adam Wainwright (5-7, 4.31 ERA), who has 82 punchouts and 36 walks as well as a 1.38 WHIP. Wainwright only made one start against the Diamondbacks in 2018 (0-1, 7.36 ERA and three strikeouts across 3.2 innings).

Arizona’s pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.14 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.61 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.45, along with a WHIP of 1.26 and a K/9 of 8.65.

The Diamondbacks offense has slashed .259/.325/.447 on its way to 5.1 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar have led Arizona’s offense. Marte is slashing .311/.359/.559 with 20 home runs, 53 RBIs and 58 runs scored, while Escobar has a .296 average with 18 homers, 67 RBIs and 58 runs scored.

In the other dugout, St. Louis’ pitchers have allowed 4.4 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starters have a 4.33 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.86 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 10.3 K/9.

The St. Louis hitters are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, including 3.5 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .285/.335/.459 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Cardinals’ hitters have been led by shortstop Paul DeJong and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. DeJong is hitting .258/.343/.442 with 13 home runs, 36 RBIs and 55 runs scored, and Goldschmidt’s line is .254/.343/.426 with 16 homers, 37 RBIs and 49 runs.

The Diamondbacks have gained 0.5 units and are 38-25 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over’s hit in 27 of those games, compared to 33 that’ve hit the under against lefty starters.

Diamondbacks at Cardinals Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Cardinals, ATS Winner – Diamondbacks, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in just two of St. Louis’ last seven games.
  • Arizona has posted 23.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.2 over its last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • The Diamondbacks have an OPS of .772 this season and an OPS of .740 against right-handed pitchers. The Cardinals’ OPS sits at .722 overall and .718 against righties.