Diamondbacks at Cardinals 7/13/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals
MLB: 7:15 PM EST
Jul. 13, 2019
Latest Odds : STL -125 O/U 9
On Saturday, the Arizona Diamondbacks play the second game of a three-game series on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals. The D-Backs beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 last Sunday in their final outing before the All-Star Game. Alex Young no-hit Colorado for six innings in the second start of the pitcher’s career and Eduardo Escobar drove in three runs for Arizona in the win.
St. Louis lost its most recent outing last Sunday 1-0 to the San Francisco Giants. Jack Flaherty pitched very well in the loss allowing just one run while striking out six and scattering just two hits. However, one of those 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. On Saturday, the D-Backs will send Merrill Kelly to the mound. The right-hander is 7-8 with an ERA of 4.03, 81 Ks and 28 BBs.
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 Saturday, the Cardinals will send Dakota Hudson to the mound. The right-hander is 7-4 with an ERA of 3.51, 68 Ks and 41 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Arizona is 1-4 in its last 5 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 7 of Kelly’s last 10 starts
St. Louis is 8-1 in Hudson’s last 9 starts
The UNDER has cashed in 13 of the Cardinals last 17 at home
Free Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -125
Arizona has lost 23 of the last 34 versus the Cardinals and 37 of the last 55 played in St. Louis. The Cardinals have won 8 of Hudson’s last 9 starts, 4 of the right-hander’s last 5 starts on Saturday and 6 of their hurler’s last 8 starts at home. Arizona has lost 4 of the last 5 on the road and 5 of Kelly’s last 7 starts on the road. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals win 7-2.