Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (81-45) at Arizona Diamondbacks (62-64)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
C Martinez (12-6) (2.66) vs. R De La Rosa (11-5) (4.32)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +110 / St. Louis Cardinals -120 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, FS-Midwest
The Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Thursday at Chase Field as the finish their MLB series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks got an early lead on Wednesday but they were unable to hold on as they took the loss. Paul Goldschmidt hit a home run, Ender Inciarte had two hits, and David Peralta had a hit as the Diamondbacks scored one run on seven hits. Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin allowed three hits and a run while striking out seven over 6.0 innings to not get a decision as David Hernandez took the loss. For Thursday’s game the Diamondbacks start Rubby De La Rosa who has allowed 157 hits and 75 earned runs while striking out 125 over 156.1 innings for an 11-5 record and a 4.32 ERA.
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The St. Louis Cardinals made the most of their chances on Thursday as they got the win in Arizona. Mark Reynolds hit a home run and Matt Carpenter and Stephen Piscotty each had hits as the Cardinals scored three runs on six hits. Starting pitcher John Lackey allowed seven hits and a runs while striking out four over 7.0 innings to get the win and raise his record to 11-8 while Trevor Rosenthal earned his 40th save. For Thursday’s game the Cardinals start Carlos Martinez who has allowed 138 hits and 47 earend runs while striking out 150 over 148.2 innings for a 12-6 record and a 2.85 ERA.
Arizona is 24-50 as an underdog, 0-5 in their last five home games, and 5-2 in De La Rosa’s last seven home starts. St. Louis is 5-0 in their last five road games, 13-4 as a road favorite, and 19-4 in Martinez’s last 23 starts as a favorite. St. Louis has won their last five games in Arizona.
The Cardinals have just been too hot to go against and they are my pick here.