St. Louis vs Arizona Pro Baseball Betting Guide

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on May 19, 2016 in

It’s the first of a weekend series featuring the Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. The Diamondbacks are 19-24 on the season, and have won just four of their last ten games overall. Arizona trails first place San Francisco in the National League West by 5.5 games. For the Cardinals, they are wrapping up a three game series with Colorado on Thursday. Coming into that game, the Cardinals are 21-19, and third in the National League Central. St. Louis sits 8 games behind the Chicago Cubs, but just ½ game behind second place Pittsburgh. To keep up with the latest odds for this game and others make sure to check out our MLB Lines page.

How To Bet on the Diamondbacks vs. Cardinals MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Friday, May 20, 8:15 PM ET
Where: Busch Stadium in St. Louis
Radio: Diamondbacks and Cardinals
Stream Option: FoxSportsGo
Pitching Matchups: Diamondbacks: Patrick Corbin (1-3) vs. Cardinals: Carlos Martinez (4-3)

Why Bet the Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks are tough to figure out this season. Arizona is coming off winning two out of three over the Yankees, but before that, had dropped five straight games. Offensively, Arizona is led by Jean Segura, with a .335 batting average. Slugger Paul Goldschmidt is batting .228 on the season, which is the worst of his career, but leads with 8 homeruns and 23 runs batted in. Arizona is 5th in the league with 194 runs scored. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has been poor for the most part, with a 4.46 earned run average, and opponents are batting .265 against them.

Why Bet the Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals cannot seem to gain any traction this season, and still sit at 2 games over .500. The Cardinals have struggled at home, winning just 10 of 21 games. St. Louis is third in all of baseball with 215 runs scored. The Cardinals are batting .269 as a team, led by shortstop Aledmys Diaz, who is hitting .376. Matt Carpenter leads the Cardinals in power numbers, despite batting lead-off. Carpenter has 8 homeruns and 26 runs batted in on the season. Adam Wainwright threw his best start of the season in Wednesday’s win, and is now 4-3 on the season.

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My Expert Pick & Prediction

Patrick Corbin has not be real sharp for the Diamondbacks to start the season. Corbin will pitch for Arizona, and he is going against the electric stuff of Carlos Martinez. The Cardinals are in the middle of a monstrous home stand. Look for the Cardinals to get some offense going in this game at home. Following this series at home, the Cubs come to town, so the Cardinals know they need to garner momentum. Take the St. Louis Cardinals -122 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday.

The final score prediction: Cardinals 6 – Diamondbacks 3