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(10-8) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (10-10)
Date: Monday, April 25, 2016
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Jaime Garcia vs. Zach Greinke
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks -141
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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A pair of quality pitchers take the mound for the first of a four-game series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cardinals have hovered around .500 for most of the early season while the Diamondbacks have been on a recent tear.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals are a tough team to figure out because of their severe lack of consistency. St. Louis is tied for 1st in the majors in runs, 3rd in hits and 4th in average.
The Cards have had no problems scoring runs this season, but their pitching has been suspect at times. The team is middle-of-the-road on the mound, but Carlos Martinez and Jaime Garcia have led the way thus far.
Garcia, who leads the Cardinals with a 2.70 ERA and 26 strikeouts, is scheduled to start against Zach Greinke and the D-Backs on Monday. Over his last two starts, Garcia has allowed just five hits and two earned runs in 14 innings of work. He also has 20 strikeouts and just five walks over that span.
With a WHIP of just 0.90 in his first three starts, the Cards have to feel good about their chances when Garcia is on the mound.
Zach Greinke signing with the D-Backs was the biggest surprise of the MLB offseason, though his start hasn’t exactly been ideal. Greinke was rocked in his first start of the season but has settled in nicely since then. The former Dodger has struck out 12 batters while only walking two over his last two starts.
The Diamondbacks have been playing great baseball lately and much of it has to do with their improved offense. Arizona is averaging nearly 6 runs per game over their last seven games and is 6-1 over that span.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals OVER is 10-7 this year.
- Cardinals are 0-3 as underdogs.
- Cardinals are 9-5 vs. RHP.
- Diamondbacks are 3-6 at home.
- Diamondbacks are 2-3 vs. LHP.
- Diamondbacks are 3-4 as favorites.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
Both teams possess top-10 offenses and each will have its best pitcher on the mound Monday night. Greinke and the Diamondbacks have played great baseball over the last week, but the team has not played very well at home this year. With a 0.90 WHIP and 20 strikeouts over his last two starts, I’ll side with Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals to take the first game of this four-game series.
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It’s tough to bet against the Diamondbacks when Greinke is on the mound, but Garcia has been the better pitcher of the two. Both offenses are great and can break out at any moment, but I’ll take the Cardinals and the better price.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 5-4
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