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Cards begin road set vs. Diamondbacks

Michael Wacha will get the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night as they take on the Diamondbacks in Arizona  and try to take another step toward the NL Central title.

Wacha is 5-6 with a 3.18 ERA on the season, and in his two career starts against the Diamondbacks he's 0-0 with a 5.06 ERA in 10 2-3 innings of work. Trevor Cahill is the probable pitcher for Arizona on Friday night; Cahill is 3-12 with a 5.55 ERA on the season, and 0-3 in his career vs. the Cards.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the St. Louis Cardinals listed as favorites of -150 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.6-2.7 win for the Cardinals on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.6-2.7 result in favor of the Cardinals today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Arizona (63-96) will face the 88-71 Cardinals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Arizona Diamondbacks sit at No. 25 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 11 on the same chart.

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How St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Arizona Diamondbacks No. 26-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals offense rated No. 24 and scoring 3.83 runs per game. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (8.5 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.64 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. St. Louis looks to awaken their bats in this one, after they were struck out 10 times by Jake Arrieta in their last outing, a 3-1 setback against Chicago at Wrigley Field.

The Diamondbacks were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got Minnesota at -166 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Diamondbacks endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Twins on Wednesday, with Vidal Nuno throwing 5 innings of 3-hit ball at Target Field.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Odds Trends

St. Louis is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis's last 14 games
St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games at home
Arizona is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Arizona is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Arizona, Saturday, September 27th

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