Diamondbacks open as moneyline underdog vs Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
Arizona will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to Chase Field.
Arizona hands the ball to starter Ian Kennedy in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Adam Wainwright, who will try to quiet the fans and the Diamondbacks bats at the same time.
The Cardinals were listed as 100 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 10-ranked Diamondbacks and the National League No. 4-rated Cardinals in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Arizona owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 0 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 0 per game.
Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 0 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 1 in scoring at home.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 9-0 loser on the road against the Giants. Bettors on San Francisco at -131 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Francisco staff and losing 9-0 to the Giants on Monday at AT&T Park.
Last time out for Arizona, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Rockies at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at +190 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Arizona suffered a 2-1 loss against Colorado on Wednesday, as Ian Kennedy wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Chase Field.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cardinals at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Arizona
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Arizona is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis at Arizona, Tuesday, April 2