St. Louis vs Arizona MLB Betting Guide and Pick

Posted by Henry Watkins on April 27, 2016 in

Not winning the championship after a great regular season can be extremely disappointing, but there are often circumstances outside your control that cause that to happen. Last year’s St. Louis Cardinals are a perfect example of that, as they managed to put together a regular season for the ages despite losing a number of key personnel to long-term injuries. To say that their line-up was ravaged is actually putting things mildly, and it always felt as though they were going to struggle to go all the way. The good news for the Cardinals is that their core group is back and healthy this season. If they can stay that way, there is no reason why this team cannot once again be in the postseason, with a much better shot at winning this time around. They will close out a 4-game series with the Diamondbacks on Thursday night, and you can wager on that game by visiting the MLB betting page at

How To Bet The Cardinals vs Diamondbacks MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Thursday, April 28 at 9:40 PM EST
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix
Starting Pitchers: Cardinals: Michael Wacha (2-0) vs Diamondbacks: Rubby De La Rosa (2-3)
Radio: Cardinals and Diamondbacks
Live Stream: FoxSportsGo

Why bet on the St. Louis Cardinals

It has not been the kind of start that the Cardinals (11-9) were probably hoping for, but I imagine that they will settle for continuing to challenge in the NL Central and staying healthy while doing so. Their 5-5 record in the past 10 games is a pretty good indicator of the consistency struggles they have had to start off the season. That is something that they are going to have to solve if they want to keep pace with the Cubs and the Pirates at the top. I have no doubt that they will be able to do that, as this is a team that is talented from top to bottom. The Cardinals are driving home a lot of runs, and if they can get their pitching sorted, they will be a major threat. Michael Wacha (2-0, 2.82 ERA) will start for the Cardinals.

Why bet on the Arizona Diamondbacks

The Arizona Diamondbacks (11-11) spent a ton of money in the offseason, with a lot of that cash being thrown in the direction of starting pitchers. It did not pay dividends right off the bat, but there are signs that this team is starting to head in the right direction. The D-Backs have gone 7-3 in their last 10 games, and are now just a game and a half back of the Dodgers at the top of the NL West. After a shaky start, Zack Greinke has won his last 2 games, and the overall team ERA is starting to come down a bit. This sis a team that can score, and I think they will continue to improve as the season progresses. Rubby De La Rosa (2-3, 5.94 ERA) will start for the Diamondbacks on Thursday night.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The first two games of this series ended in a split, with both teams getting their lumps in. I think we will see a high scoring game here, and I like the Cards to edge this one out.

St. Louis Cardinals 6 Arizona Diamondbacks 5