Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (78-45) at Arizona Diamondbacks (62-61)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Chase Field)
L Lynn (9-8) (2.94) vs. Robbie Ray (3-9) (3.37)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +120 / St. Louis Cardinals -130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Monday at Chase Field for game one of their MLB series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have won their last four games and sit a game over .500. The Diamondbacks are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 30-29 at home, and they are 5.0 games back in the National League West. As a team the Diamondbacks are hitting .266 with Paul Goldschmidt hitting .330, Ender Inciarte hitting .295, and David Peralta hitting .294. The Diamondbacks pitching staff has an ERA of 4.03 with the starters at 4.46 and the bullpen at 3.32. For game one against the Cardinals the D-Backs start Robbie Ray who has allowed 83 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 76 over 88 innings for a 3-9 record and a 3.38 ERA.
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The St. Louis Cardinals have the best record in baseball and they continue to lead the National League Central. The Cardinals are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 46-19 at home, and they have a four game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Central. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .253 with Jason Heyward hitting .290, Jhonny Peralta hitting .285, and Yadier Molina hitting .280. The Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 2.68 with the starters at 2.84 and the bullpen at 2.34. For game one against the Diamondbacks the Cardinals start Lance Lynn who has allowed 128 hits and 44 earned runs while striking out 143 over 134.2 innings for a 9-8 record and a 2.94 ERA.
Arizona is 9-1 in game one of a series, 6-2 in their last eight home games, and 0-6 in Rays’ last six home starts. St. Louis is 8-2 against a left-handed starter, 10-4 in their last 14 games as a road favorite, and 19-7 in Lynn’s last 26 starts. St. Louis is 18-6 in their last 24 games against Arizona.
With the total set at 8.0 my free pick is the under. My stronger pick is on the winning time and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.