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MLB Game Preview - Diamondbacks underdogs vs Cardinals at St. Louis

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

Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between St. Louis and Arizona on Wednesday, with the host Cardinals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Adam Wainwright in this one and he'll try to improve on his 10-10 mark on the year. Arizona counters with Joe Saunders, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

View Arizona vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, St. Louis sat as -166 favorites. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 6-rated Cardinals and the league No. 9-ranked Diamondbacks, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 4.9 runs per game, against a Diamondbacks defense that ranks No. 8 in the National League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.6 hits per game so far, more than Diamondbacks batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 8-rated defense.

Arizona lost its last outing, an 8-2 result against the Cardinals on August 14. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at +101 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Arizona didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-2 to St. Louis on Tuesday at Busch Stadium.

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

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

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 6 games on the road
Arizona is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Arizona is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
St. Louis is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games at home
St. Louis is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Arizona
St. Louis is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
Arizona at St. Louis, Thursday, August 16