In the the second game of a four game series in Phoenix; the St. Louis Cardinals will mix it up with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The St. Louis Cardinals are in the middle of a seven game road trip, with stops in San Diego and Phoenix. The Cardinals are 10-8 on the season, and second place in the National League Central; trailing only the Chicago Cubs. For Arizona, they come into this series with a 10-9 record. The Diamondbacks sit just two games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers for the top spot in the National League West. Find out the latest MLB online betting odds here.
St Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Run Lines
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Where: Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona
TV: FS1, FS-A
Radio: CRN, KMOX 1120, Arizona Sports 98.7
Pitching Matchup: Martinez vs. Miller
Why Bet the Cardinals
The Cardinals won 100 games a season ago, but just one postseason win has them a little soured. This season, St. Louis is projected third in the National League Central. The Cardinals have won 10 out of their first 18 games, including a 5-4 road record. St. Louis won on Saturday and Sunday by scoring a combined 20 runs. The Cardinals are at or near the top in all offensive categories thus far. St. Louis will send young Carlos Martinez to the mound. Martinez is 3-0 with a 2.70 earned run average through his first three starts.
Why Bet the Diamondbacks
The Arizona Diamondbacks were projected by many to get into the postseason this season. With additions of Monday’s pitcher Zack Greinke and Tuesday’s starter Shelby Miller their starting pitching will be better. The loss of A.J. Pollock has hurt the offense, but Arizona is still 5th in Major League Baseball in runs scored. The Diamondbacks are anchored offensively by Jean Segura, Wellington Castillo and Paul Goldschmidt. Segura is batting .346 on the season. Arizona’s team batting average is .262.
Expert Score & Prediction
What a pitching match-up this will be. Carlos Martinez is the ace of the St. Louis Cardinals staff. With the struggles of Adam Wainwright, there is no doubt, Martinez is the man. He is going against his former teammate Shelby Miller. Miller started hot last season for Atlanta, before struggling late in the season. This year, Miller has gotten off to a very poor start. He is seeking his first win. He will not get that win in this game. The bet for this game is the St. Louis Cardinals on the road. Bet the Cardinals -122 over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The final score prediction for this game is the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.