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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction and Betting Odds

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction and Betting Odds. The 81-45 St. Louis Cardinals are set to take on the 62-64 Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona tonight August 27, 2015, first pitch is scheduled 9:40 PM

Wagering Odds

Moneylines: Cardinals -130 / Diamondbacks +120
O/U: 8 runs

Pitching Match Up
St. Louis: Carlos Martinez (12-6, 2.85 ERA)
Arizona: Rubby De La Rosa (11-5, 4.32 ERA)

In their last games: In Game 3 of this 4 game series yesterday the Cardinals beat the Diamondbacks 3-1.

The Cardinals head into Arizona for the 4th game of a 4 game series. The 12-6 Carlos Martinez goes for the Cardinals and the 11-5 Rubby De La Rosa goes for the Diamondbacks. The Cardinals open at -130 as a road favorite with a line sitting at 8 runs. The Cardinals have won 4 in a row and the first 3 games of the series and complete the sweep with a win tonight. They have the best record in baseball and one of the main reasons is their pitching, which tops the Majors in terms of team ERA. The St. Louis offense only ranks 23rd in runs scored. It looks as if the Diamondbacks will not make the playoffs this season unless they catch fire and get help, as they are 7.5 games out of first in the NL West and 11.5 games out of the 2nd NL Wild Card spot. Arizona ranks 4th in baseball in runs scored and 20th in team ERA.

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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Cardinals have won 12 of their last 13 games against the Diamondbacks.

In the last 12 games between these 2 teams the Under record is 8-3-1.

This season the Diamondbacks are 30-32 at home and the Cardinals are 35-26 on the road.

STRAIGHT UP / OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

St. Louis Cardinals: 81-45 SU / O/U 47-72 / Run Line W/L 64-62
Arizona Diamondbacks: 62-64 SU / O/U 65-54 / Run Line W/L 67-59

St. Louis at Arizona Key Betting Trends

• STL is 14-6 in their last 20 overall.
• STL is 8-3 in their last 11 road games.
• STL has an Over record of 5-1-1 in their last 7 road games.
• ARIZ is 24-50 in their last 74 games as a home underdog.
• ARIZ is 0-5 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
• ARIZ has an Over record of 4-2-1 in their last 7 games.

Key Player Injuries

CARDINALS
[1B] 05/27/2015 – Matt Adams 60-day DL (05/26) ( Quad )
[CF] 07/03/2015 – Jon Jay 15-day DL (7/1) ( Wrist )
[P] 07/01/2015 – Matt Belisle 60-day DL (6/26) ( Elbow )
[LF] 07/30/2015 – Matt Holliday 15-day DL (7/29) ( Quad )
[LF] 08/18/2015 – Randal Grichuk 15-day DL (8/16) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/28/2015 – Adam Wainwright 60-day DL (4/25); out for season ( Achilles )
[P] 05/03/2015 – Jordan Walden 60-day DL (4/30) ( Bicep )

DIAMONDBACKS
[P] 08/20/2015 – Jeremy Hellickson 15-day DL (8/19) ( Hamstring )
[C] 05/30/2015 – Tuffy Gosewisch 60-day DL (5/28), out for season ( Knee )

Free MLB Pick

Carlos Martinez does have a solid ERA, but he has struggled in his last 2 outings, both Cardinals losses, giving up 7 earned runs in 11 innings of work. He faced Arizona in late May where he did not give up any earned runs in 7 innings in a 3-2 win, which was his first career start against the Diamondbacks. Arizona has won 6 of their last 7 games with De La Rosa on the hill and in his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings in a 6-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. He is is 5-0 with a 2.54 ERA over his last 7 starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-2 in De La Rosa’s last 7 home starts.

I am going out on a limb and taking the underdog Diamondbacks in this one with a hot De La Rosa getting the start.

Take the Diamondbacks @ GTBets

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