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MLB Game Preview - Cardinals underdogs vs Diamondbacks at Arizona

St. Louis CardinalsArizona Diamondbacks
April 13, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds


Arizona will try to be nasty hosts on Wednesday when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to Chase Field.

St. Louis puts its faith in starter Jake Westbrook to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-1. Getting the ball for the Diamondbacks is Ian Kennedy, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 2.57 ERA.

View St Louis vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as +-135 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 10 before betting started earlier on Monday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 3 ranked National League offense (5.9 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have been averaging 10.5 hits per game, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Arizona owns the National League's No. 14 defense, allowing 5.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 10-rated defense.

The Cardinals were a 13-8 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (21) was good news for OVER bettors. The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in Chris Carpenter's start, as they lost 13-8 against Arizona on Tuesday at Chase Field.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis' last 16 games
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 8-16 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Arizona is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
St. Louis at LA Dodgers, Thursday, April 14
Arizona home to San Francisco, Friday, April 15