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Kyle Lohse Cardinals at Home vs Arizona in MLB Clash

Arizona DiamondbacksSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 16, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

58-59TEAM RECORD64-53

Busch Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

The Cardinals will turn to Kyle Lohse and his 12-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Diamondbacks send Trevor Cahill (9-10) to the hill.

View Arizona vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as -155 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 6 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Diamondbacks, who rate a National League No. 9 in the latest survey.

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 9.5 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.7 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

The Diamondbacks were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -177 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Diamondbacks were saddled with a loss last time out in Joe Saunders' start, as they lost 5-2 against St. Louis on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Diamondbacks at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 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
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 12 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
St. Louis is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
St. Louis is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Arizona at Houston, Friday, August 17
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Friday, August 17