St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks Free Pick

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The St. Louis Cardinals are set to face the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona will showcase this NL showdown and the action gets going at 9:40 p.m. ET.

St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

Oddsmakers are listing St. Louis (+135) as the underdog to Arizona (-145). Bettors are able to wager on the games total with odds posted at -115 for over 7.5 runs and -105 for under 7.5. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the odds sitting at Cardinals +1.5 runs (-160) and Diamondbacks -1.5 runs (+140).

The Cardinals are 43-40 SU and are 40-42 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.5 units for moneyline bettors and 4.0 units ATS. The Diamondbacks, on the other hand, are 47-38 SU and 44-40 ATS. The team has gained 8.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.5 units ATS.

Arizona games have a 39-40-5 over/under record so far in 2018. The Cardinals have been a decent under bet with a total record of 34-44-4.

Jack Flaherty will get the nod for the visiting Cardinals. The right-handed Flaherty is 3-3 with a 2.92 ERA and 73 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Diamondbacks this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Diamondbacks will be sending righty Zack Greinke (8-5, 3.41 ERA) to the mound. Greinke has 108 punchouts and 19 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.11 WHIP. Greinke is 0-1 with five strikeouts and a 9.00 ERA in one start against St. Louis this year.

St. Louis pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.49 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.11 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.09, along with a WHIP of 1.25 and a K-per-9 of 8.59.

Cardinals hitters have slashed .242/.315/.397 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game this season, including 4.4 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 3.4 per game over the teams last five contests (1-4 SU).

Left fielder Marcell Ozuna and first baseman Jose Martinez continue to lead St. Louis hitters. Ozuna is slashing .281/.325/.412 with 10 home runs, 44 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Martinez has a .298 average with 13 homers, 52 RBIs and 35 runs scored.

In the home-team dugout, Arizona’s pitching staff has given up 3.8 runs per game overall in 2018. The clubs starters have an ERA of 4.13, a WHIP of 1.27 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.2. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 2.49, a WHIP of 1.14 and a K/9 of 7.8.

The Arizona hitters are putting up 4.4 runs per contest, including 3.6 per game over its last 10 games and 2.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .278/.333/.361 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

Outfielder David Peralta and first baseman Paul Goldschmidt have led the Diamondbacks hitters this year. Peralta is slashing .283/.348/.510 with 15 home runs, 45 RBIs and 37 runs scored, while Goldschmidt’s line is .274/.384/.529 with 18 homers, 45 RBIs and 57 runs scored.

The Cardinals have lost 3.0 units and are 31-31 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has cashed in 24 of those games, compared to 34 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Diamondbacks have netted 1.1 units and are 29-26 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs cashed in 26 of those games, compared to 27 that went under the total.

St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks Free Prediction

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

Betting Trends

    The over has cashed in four of St. Louis last seven games.

    St. Louis fielders have committed six errors over their last five games, compared to three errors for Arizona 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.