St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview

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The St. Louis Cardinals will be taking on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. This NL showdown can be viewed across the country on ESPN and the game gets underway 10:10 p.m. ET.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Arizona (-135) is favored over St. Louis (+125) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this night game at 8 runs. The odds for wagering on the games total sit at -105 for the over and -115 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds standing at -170 for the Cardinals +1.5 runs and +150 for the Diamondbacks -1.5 runs.

The Diamondbacks are 48-38 straight up (SU) and 44-41 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 7.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.5 units (ATS). The Cardinals have gone 43-41 SU this year and are 41-42 ATS. In total, the teams lost 7.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.0 units ATS.

Arizona games have an over/under record of 40-40-5 so far in 2018. St. Louis has been a decent under bet with a total record of 35-44-4.

Miles Mikolas will get the nod for the visiting Cardinals. The right-handed Mikolas is 8-3 with a 2.61 ERA and 72 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Diamondbacks this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Diamondbacks are handing the ball to lefty Patrick Corbin (6-3, 3.06 ERA), who has 134 strikeouts and 28 walks to his name, as well as a 0.98 WHIP. Corbin only made one start against the Cardinals in 2017 (0-0, 3.00 ERA and six strikeouts across six innings).

As a unit, Arizona’s pitching staff has given up 3.7 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starters have an ERA of 4.11, a WHIP of 1.27 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 2.47, a WHIP of 1.14 and a K/9 of 7.9.

The Arizona offense is putting up 4.3 runs per outing, including 3.3 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .256/.311/.360 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Diamondbacks offense has been led by first baseman Paul Goldschmidt and left fielder David Peralta. Goldschmidt is slashing .277/.385/.538 with 19 home runs, 48 RBIs and 58 runs scored, and Peralta’s line is .282/.347/.506 with 15 homers, 46 RBIs and 37 runs.

In the visiting dugout, St. Louis pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 3.53 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.14 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.07, along with a K-per-9 of 8.57.

The Cardinals offense has slashed .241/.315/.396 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game this year, including 4.5 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

First baseman Jose Martinez and left fielder Marcell Ozuna continue to lead St. Louis hitters. Martinez is slashing .298/.364/.491 with 13 home runs, 52 RBIs and 35 runs scored, while Ozuna (.277/.321/.406) has produced 10 homers, 44 RBIs and 32 runs scored.

The Cardinals have lost 4.2 units and are 10-11 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 11 of those games, compared to 10 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have lost 0.3 units and are 29-27 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs cashed in 27 of those games, compared to 27 that went under the total.

St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in just two of Arizona’s last seven games.
  • Arizona has posted 19.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.6 over its last five.
  • The Cardinals have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit six over their last 10.