Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Friday, MLB Baseball Odds, Las Vegas Sports Betting, Picks and Predictions

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ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
59-43, 2nd in National League West July 28, 8:15 PM | Grass of Busch Stadium 50-52, 3rd in National League Central
Arizona at St. Louis, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:15 PM ET, Friday, July 28, 2017
Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, FSN Arizona, FSN Midwest (St. Louis)
PITCHING MATCHUP: Diamondbacks LH Robbie Ray (9-5, 3.15 ERA) vs. Cardinals RH Michael Wacha (7-4, 3.93)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Arizona Diamondbacks [R. Ray -L] +1½ -190 +118 Ov 8 -118
St. Louis Cardinals [M. Wacha -R] -1½ +165 -128 Un 8 -102
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at New Busch Stadium.

Left hander Robbie Ray will take the mound for the Diamondbacks to start this game. Ray is 9-5 this season with a 3.15 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Michael Wacha who starts for the Cardinals. Right hander Wacha is 7-4 with a 3.93 ERA so far this season.

Ray had his shortest start in more than two months Sunday against Washington, allowing five runs (four earned) in five innings of a 6-2 loss. He entered Thursday tied for sixth in the majors in strikeouts (149) but has just eight in 11 innings over his last two starts. The 25-year-old All-Star allowed one earned run and three hits in five innings in his only prior start at Busch Stadium.

Wacha had won four starts in a row and five straight decisions before he gave up five runs in six frames in a loss at Wrigley Field on Sunday. The former first-round pick is 6-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 11 home starts this year. He is 0-1 with a 4.37 mark in four career starts against Arizona but was solid through seven innings in a hard-luck loss last season in Phoenix.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 128-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

J.D. Martinez is fitting in just fine for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who seek their third straight win when they continue a four-game series at the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. Martinez, acquired in a trade with Detroit last week, homered twice in Wednesday’s 10-3 win over Atlanta and launched another shot to back some solid pitching in a 4-0 victory in the series opener with the Cardinals.

Fellow slugger Paul Goldschmidt added a pair of hits and is hitting .349 since the All-Star break for Arizona. The Cardinals had their three-game winning streak snapped and failed to get back to .500 for the first time since they were 26-26. Rookie shortstop Paul DeJong stayed hot with two more hits to extend his hitting streak to seven games (11-for-29), although he failed to produce an RBI for the first time in the streak. Robbie Ray and his 1.51 road ERA gets the nod for the Diamondbacks on Friday opposite Michael Wacha for St. Louis.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-0 loser on the road against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Arizona won its last outing, a 4-0 result against the Cardinals on July 27. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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Arizona:
Team record: 59-43 SU
Arizona is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Arizona is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Arizona is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road

St. Louis:
Team record: 50-52 SU
St. Louis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at St. Louis Saturday, July 29

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Diamondbacks CF A.J. Pollock is hitting .429 over his last nine games.

2. St. Louis averaged 6.2 runs in winning five straight at home before being held to five hits – all singles – on Thursday.

3. Arizona traded Double-A LHP Gabriel Moya to Minnesota for Triple-A C John Ryan Murphy on Thursday.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Arizona Diamondbacks will win outright at +118 and the game will stay under 8 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Diamondbacks 4, Cardinals 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
ARI TEAM STL
5.09 RUNS 4.55
3.91 RUNS AGNST 4.27
1.18 DIFF 0.27
$1,359 MONEY -$846
3.51 TEAM ERA 3.83
8.91 OFF HITS 8.70
3.50 OFF WALKS 3.50
9.12 OFF Ks 8.19
8.08 DEF HITS 8.49
3.09 DEF WALKS 2.95
9.24 DEF Ks 8.31
INJURIES
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
David Peralta OF 15-Day Disabled List
Nick Ahmed SS 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Herrmann C 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Chafin P 15-Day Disabled List
Rubby De La Rosa P 15-Day Disabled List
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Matt Holiday OF 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Carpenter OF 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Adams 1B 15-Day Disabled List
Michael Wacha P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Louis P 15-Day Disabled List
Mitch Harris P 15-Day Disabled List
Lance Lynn P 60-Day Disabled List
Brayan Pena C 15-Day Disabled List
Jordan Walden P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Lyons P 15-Day Disabled List
Aledmys Diaz SS 15-Day Disabled List
Trevor Rosenthal P 15-Day Disabled List
Seth Maness P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Leake P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Arizona is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona’s last 11 games when playing St. Louis
Arizona is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing St. Louis
Arizona is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 11 games when playing Arizona
St. Louis is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Arizona
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Arizona’s Overall Scoring vs St. Louis’s Overall Defense 5.1 4 4.3 3
Arizona’s Away Scoring vs St. Louis’s Home Defense 4.3 11 3.8 2
Arizona’s Road ERA vs St. Louis’s Home ERA Allowed 3.4 1 4.5 7
St. Louis’s Overall Scoring vs Arizona’s Overall Defense 4.6 11 3.9 2
St. Louis’s Home Scoring vs Arizona’s Road Defense 4.5 8 3.8 2
St. Louis’s Home ERA vs Arizona’s Road ERA Allowed 3.3 2 4.1 9
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
DIAMONDBACKS
Diamondbacks are third in the league in hits at 9.1 per game.
Diamondbacks have the third-most base on balls in the league at 3.2 per game.
Diamondbacks are third best in the league in times striking out with 7.0 per game.
Diamondbacks allow the third most hits in the league at 9.0 per game.
CARDINALS
Cardinals are the highest scoring team in the league at 4.8 runs per game.
Cardinals have the second best hits stat in the league at 9.2 per game.
Cardinals are second best in K’s per game with 6.9.

 

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