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Diamondbacks open as moneyline underdog vs Cardinals

Arizona DiamondbacksSt. Louis Cardinals
June 4, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

32-25TEAM RECORD38-19

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

It's a pitching duel between Michael Wacha for the Cardinals (0-0 on the year) and Tyler Skaggs for Arizona (1-0 so far).

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 -170 at GTbets.eu for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 3-rated Diamondbacks in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 5-rated defense.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 7-1 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -146 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Arizona suffered a 7-1 loss against St. Louis on Monday, as Trevor Cahill wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Diamondbacks at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Arizona is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Arizona
St. Louis is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Arizona at St. Louis, Wednesday, June 5