Free MLB Pick: Cardinals vs Diamondbacks Odds
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(10-9) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (11-10)
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field Phoenix, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Shelby Miller
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -140 / Rangers +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 +115 / Diamondbacks +1.5 -135
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Diamondbacks have won 2 of their last 3 games and they are only 1.5 games back of the Dodgers in the NL West. However, they are 3-games under .500 at home this season and are a home underdog tonight.
The Cardinals had won 2 straight before falling to the D-Backs yesterday and they sit in 3rd place in the NL Central 4 games back of the Chicago Cubs.
The Cardinals had won 5 straight against he Diamondbacks in Arizona before their loss yesterday.
In Game 1 of this series yesterday the Diamondbacks roughed up the Cardinals beating them 12-7.
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The Cardinals have been putting it together at the plate so far this season ranking 2nd in the Majors in runs scored. While they did give up 12 runs in the loss yesterday they still rank a legit 11th in team ERA.
One of the reasons the Cardinals are the road favorites tonight is that they have Carlos Martinez (3-0 2.70) on the hill. He had a great last start only giving up 1 earned run on 5 hits in 7 innings in a 5-3 win over the Chicago Cubs.
The Cardinals have won all 3 of Martinez’s starts this season where he has gone 20 innings and only given up a total of 6 earned runs.
To say that Martinez has been helped by the offense in his starts this season would be an understatement, as in his 3 outings the Cardinals have scored 31 runs.
St. Louis is 25-7 in their last 32 games when Martinez has gotten the call.
The Cardinals are 5-5 on the road this season and they have split the 4 games on their current road trip.
Arizona has been winning with their offense this season, as they rank 5th in the Majors in runs scored and only 21st in team ERA.
Shelby Miller (0-1 8.59 ERA) gets the starting nod for the Cardinals and in his last outing he only went 2 innings and gave up 2 earned runs, but the Diamondbacks still won beating the San Francisco Giants 6-2.
He has had issues with his mechanics as of late and in his last 2 outings he has only pitched 3 innings and given up 4 earned runs.
In his first 2 starts of the season Miller was tagged up for 10 earned runs in 11 innings of work.
The Diamondbacks have lost 36 of their last 52 games facing the Cardinals.
The Diamondbacks are 4-7 at home this season, but they have won 2 of their last 3 games on their field.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 road games.
- Cardinals are 10-4 in their last 14 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Cardinals have an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 road games.
- Diamondbacks are 7-2 in their last 9 overall.
- Diamondbacks are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Diamondbacks have an Under record of 5-3 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
Miller is struggling and Martinez has been great so this is not a tough one to call. Take the Cardinals to take the 2nd game of this NL series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
Yesterday’s game went Over and with the Cardinals offense facing Miller they will get to him and the total will go Over again.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 8 – Arizona 3
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