Free MLB Pick: Diamondbacks vs. Cardinals Odds
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2022 MLB Handicapping
(9-12) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals (11-8)
Date: Saturday, April 30th, 2022
Time: 2:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, Saint Louis, MO
Projected Pitchers: Merrill Kelly (ARZ) vs. Miles Mikolas (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks +150 | Cardinals -170
MLB run line Betting Odds: Diamondbacks -1.5, Cardinals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The Arizona Diamondbacks are traveling to Missouri to take on the St. Louis Cardinals in a four-game series after spending the last two series at home against the Mets and Dodgers.
The Cards also faced the New York Mets in the most recent home series following a ten-game road trip on which they played the Brewers, Marlins, and Reds.
St. Louis jumped on Arizona early with 5 runs in the first 2 innings, finishing with 15 hits and a commanding 8-3 victory.
Madison Bumgarner pitched five strong innings, Daulton Varsho had two hits and the Diamondbacks beat the Cardinals 6-2 on Friday night.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have not had the start to the season that they were hoping for, but they are still believing that they can turn it around on the offensive side of the field.
They are currently only scoring 3 runs per game and hitting .182 as a team. This is the lowest team batting average in the league and the 29th least amount of runs scored per game.
On the defensive side of the field, the Diamondbacks have also struggled against the top teams in the league. They are allowing too many runs per game and their offense just can’t keep up. They are currently allowing 3.38 runs per game, which is the 10th most in the MLB. They are also allowing the 20th most hits or walks per inning and this is killing them early on in games.
St. Louis Cardinals
On the other side of this matchup is the St. Louis Cardinals who sit with a 9-5 record overall but they are coming off a disappointing loss. The offense only scored one run, and that led to the three run defeat.
St. Louis is just outside the top 10 at the plate with 4.29 runs per game on a .693 team OPS. The Cardinals have been stronger on the pitching side with a 2.88 ERA that ranks fifth in baseball including a stellar mark of 1.95 from the bullpen.
Nolan Arenado has been one of the best players in baseball early on with a .364/.426/.727 line, five homers and 14 RBI. Tommy Edman is also off to a great start at the plate with a .313/.400/.563 line, three homers and eight driven in.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Diamondbacks are 5-4 ATS on the road
- Diamondbacks O/U are 4-5 on the road
- Cardinals are 4-5 ATS at home
- Cardinals O/U are 7-1-1 at home
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
The Diamondbacks did improve defensively lately, but they still have the worst offense in the MLB that is hitting just .178 combined. Arizona was lucky enough to beat the Dodgers thanks to Los Angeles’ errors, but it won’t happen every day, so the Diamondbacks must play better offensively if they want to win more games.
St. Louis has a tough road series against the San Francisco Giants in early May, so they know they must win this home series against Arizona.
Take the Cardinals to win in this spot.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cardinals -1.5
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