The St Louis Cardinals are in Arizona for the third game of their four game series with the Diamondbacks. The Cardinals have absolutely owned the Diamondbacks of late winning 11 of the last 12 meetings including the last 3 played in Arizona.
Head to Head Trends
Cardinals are 35-17 in the last 52 meetings.
Cardinals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Arizona.
St Louis Cardinals (-105)
The St Louis Cardinals are 1st in the National League Central 4.5 games clear of the 2nd place Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals also have the best record in all of baseball at 80-45. The Card’s were in a little bit a of a slump last week losing 4 of 6 games but they do seem to be back playing great ball again winning their last 3 games since then.
On the hill for the Cardinals in this one is John Lackey who is 10-8 with a 2.99 ERA on the season. Lackey has pitched well this season although he has had his struggles away from home where he is just 2-5 with a 4.40 ERA.
St Louis Cardinals Trends
Cardinals are 3-13 in Lackeys last 16 road starts.
Cardinals are 13-6 in their last 19 overall.
Arizona Diamondbacks (-105)
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 3rd in the National League West 6.5 games back of the 1st place LA Dodgers so if they can manage to get super hot over the last month or so of the season they could have a shot at the division although it’s probably unlikely. The Diamondbacks have been playing some pretty good ball of late winning 19 of their last 31 games and even if they can manage to maintain that pace for the rest of the season I still don’t think it will be enough.
Taking the mound for the Diamondbacks today is lefty Patrick Corbin who is 3-3 with a 4.09 ERA in his 9 starts this season. Corbin has been ok but he hasn’t gone super deep in either of his starts so that puts a lot of pressure on the bullpen.
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends
Diamondbacks are 24-49 in their last 73 games as a home underdog.
Diamondbacks are 2-5 in Corbins last 7 home starts.
I like the St Louis Cardinals over the Diamondbacks in this one. The Card’s are dealing with some injuries to a few of their position players but even so they’re pitching is good enough to win games on their own.
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