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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Arizona Diamondbacks will be trying to extend a winning streak on Thursday when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

The Diamondbacks will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Ian Kennedy in this game. Kennedy has a 3-3 record and a 4.74 ERA this season.

The Cardinals will counter Kennedy with Shelby Miller. Righthander Miller has a 1.82 ERA to go along with a 6-3 record this season.

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.

Current streak:
Arizona has won 2 straight games.
St. Louis has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Arizona: 34-25 SU
St. Louis: 38-21 SU

Arizona most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's 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