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St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
The visiting Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
For the Diamondbacks, Joe Saunders gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Lance Lynn, 5-0 on the year.
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Arizona sat as +110 underdogs. The total was set at 8.5.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Diamondbacks at No. 16 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 4 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Arizona owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.9 per game.
St. Louis brings the National League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Diamondbacks' league No. 10-ranked defense.
St. Louis won its last outing, an 8-1 result against the Astros on May 6. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals enjoyed an 8-1 victory at the expense of the Astros on Sunday, with Adam Wainwright throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -107 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Arizona suffered a 3-1 loss against New York on Sunday, as Trevor Cahill wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citi Field.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Cardinals at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Arizona
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Arizona is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis at Arizona, Tuesday, May 8