Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks are playing host to the St. Louis Cardinals at Chase Field. Fox Sports Arizona is in line to broadcast this NL showdown and the game gets underway at 9:40 p.m. ET.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Vegas is listing St. Louis (-130) as the favorite over Arizona (+120). If you think the game’s total will go under 9.5 runs, bookmakers are currently offering -105 odds. Picking the over will give you -115 odds. This game currently has a runline of Cardinals -1.5 (+115) and Diamondbacks +1.5 (-135).
The Diamondbacks are 80-76 straight up (SU) and 87-68 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 4.4 units for moneyline bettors and 13.2 units ATS. The Cardinals are 89-67 SU and have gone 82-73 ATS. They’re up 7.6 units for moneyline bettors and 6.8 units ATS.
Diamondbacks games have an over/under record of 70-73-12 in 2019. St. Louis has been a strong under bet with a total record of 62-81-12.
The right-handed Adam Wainwright will get the start for the visiting Cards. Wainwright is 13-9 with a 3.83 ERA and 144 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with seven strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Arizona this year.
The Diamondbacks are planning to start lefty Alex Young (7-4, 3.27 ERA), who has 65 strikeouts and 25 walks to his name as well as a 1.16 WHIP. Young has yet to face the Cardinals this year and did not record any MLB pitching stats in 2018.
As a unit, Arizona’s pitching staff has allowed 4.6 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 4.19 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.40 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.7 K/9.
Arizona’s offense has put up 5.0 runs per outing, including 4.1 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .253/.321/.433 over its last five contests and is 3-2 SU during that span.
The Diamondbacks’ offense has been led by Ketel Marte, who is hitting .329/.389/.592 with 32 home runs, 92 RBIs and 97 runs scored.
In the visiting dugout, St. Louis’ pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.78 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.94 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.78, along with a WHIP of 1.29 and a K-per-9 of 9.81.
Cardinals hitters have slashed .246/.323/.414 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2019, including 4.8 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (5-0 SU).
Paul Goldschmidt has sparked St. Louis’ offense and is slashing .258/.346/.468 with 31 home runs, 92 RBIs and 91 runs scored.
The Cardinals just got a 3-2 victory over the Cubs, while the Diamondbacks are coming off of a 6-4 loss against the Padres.
St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Cardinals, ATS Winner – Cardinals, O/U – OVER
The over has hit in three of Arizona’s last seven games.
The Cardinals have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have hit five over their last 10.
The Cardinals have an OPS of .738 this season, including an OPS of .752 against left-handed pitchers. The Diamondbacks’ OPS stands at .762 overall and .844 against southpaws.
St. Louis fielders have committed four errors over the last 10 games, compared to 10 errors for Arizona over its last 10.