Diamondbacks at Cardinals 7/12/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals
MLB: 8:15 PM EST
Jul. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : STL -125 O/U 9
The Arizona Diamondbacks open a three-game series on the road Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals. The D-Backs defeated the Colorado Rockies 5-3 last Sunday in their most recent outing before the All-Star Game break. Alex Young no-hit the Rockies over six innings in the second start of the pitcher’s career and Eduardo Escobar knocked in three runs for Arizona in the win.
St. Louis lost its most recent outing last Sunday before the break 1-0 to the San Francisco Giants. Jack Flaherty pitched well in the loss giving up just one run while striking out six and allowing just two hits. However, one of the two hits was a home run by Evan Longoria for the game’s only run and Flaherty dropped to 4-6 on the season.
Ketel Marte is leading the D-Backs with a .311 batting average, in hits with 110 and home runs with 20. Eduardo Escobar leads the D-Backs in RBIs with 67. Arizona is averaging .259 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .249. Arizona has not yet announced its starting pitcher for Friday’s game with the Cardinals.
Yadier Molina leads St. Louis with a .261 batting average. Marcell Ozuna is the Cardinals leader in home runs with 20 and leads in RBIs with 62. Paul DeJong leads in hits with 85. The Cardinals are averaging .244 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .243. On Friday, the Cardinals will send Adam Wainwright to the mound. The right-hander is 5-7 with an ERA of 4.31, 82 Ks and 36 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Arizona is 7-3 in its last 10 versus an opponent from the National League Central
The UNDER has cashed in 3 of the D-Backs last 5
St. Louis is 3-7 in Wainwright’s last 10 starts
The UNDER has cashed in 7 of Wainwright’s last 8 starts versus NL West opponents
Free Betting Pick: UNDER 9
Take the UNDER in this matchup. The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the last 7 between the two played in St. Louis, in each of Wainwright’s last 7 starts at home versus Arizona and in 8 of the right-hander’s last 9 starts overall against the D-Backs. The Cardinals have seen the UNDER cash in 13 of the last 17 played at home. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis wins, but our best play is UNDER 4-3.