June 3, 2013 at 4:36 PM #52270
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
Venue/ Stadium: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Time/Date: 8:15 PM EST Monday, June 3, 2013
MLB Odds From: BetOnline
Moneyline: Diamondbacks +150 / Cardinals -170
Over/Under: 7.5 runs
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals Preview
Thus NL match up in between a couple of leaders in their respective divisions. The Diamondbacks have won 2 straight, 6 of their last 10, and they lead the Giants and Rockies by 2.5 games in the NL West. The Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 games and they lead the Pirates and the Reds by 2.5 games in the NL Central.
In their last games the Cardinals lost to the San Francisco Giants 4-2 and the Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4.
On the season the Diamondbacks have an Over/Under record of 22-32 and a run-line W/L record of 29-27 and the Cardinals have an Over/Under record of 27-26 and a run-line W/L record of 33-23.
This season the Cardinals are 17-10 at home and the Diamondbacks are 16-12 on the road.
The Cardinals have won 4 of their last 5 home games against the Diamondbacks and 8 of their last 11 overall.
In the first series of the season the Diamondbacks won 2 of 3 at home facing the Cardinals.
For the Diamondbacks Tim Cahill (3-5 2.88 ERA) gets the start and in his last outing he went 8 innings and gave up 3 earned runs in a no decision facing the Texas Rangers.
Lance Lynn (7-1 2.91 ERA) goes for the Cardinals and in his last start he gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings and took a no decision facing the Kansas City Royals.
Cahill has not given up more than 4 earned runs in a game for 29 straight, which is the longest current streak in baseball. He faced the Cardinals earlier this season and took a loss.
Lynn is unbeaten in his last 8 home starts and his lone loss of the season came against Arizona in the season opening series. He is 6-0 with a 2.84 ERA in his last 8 regular-season starts home starts.
In some betting trends for this National League match up the Diamondbacks are 5-2 in their last 7 games, 7-3 in Cahill’s last 10 starts vs. a team with a winning record, and they have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
The Cardinals are 6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a winning record, 19-7 in Lynn’s last 26 starts, and they have an Over record of 6-1 in their last 7 games following a loss.
In the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Under 4 times.
Jason’s Pick: The Cardinals have the best record in baseball and have Lynn on the mound, but I am taking Arizona in this game, as I think Cahill will have a good start.
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