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St. Louis favored by -172 against Arizona on Thursday

Arizona DiamondbacksSt. Louis Cardinals
June 6, 7:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

34-25TEAM RECORD38-21

The St. Louis Cardinals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Diamondbacks arrive at Busch Stadium on Thursday.

The match puts starter Ian Kennedy for the Diamondbacks on the hill facing Shelby Miller for the Cardinals. Kennedy brings a 3-3 mark to the game, while Miller is 6-3 to date on the season.

View Arizona vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Cardinals in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -172 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 1 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Diamondbacks sit at a National League No. 3 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

The Diamondbacks were a 10-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. The Diamondbacks enjoyed a 10-3 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Wednesday, with Wade Miley throwing 6 2/3 innings of 11-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 9-1

A few Diamondbacks at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Arizona
St. Louis is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Arizona home to San Francisco, Friday, June 7
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Friday, June 7

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