St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 5/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (20-24) at St. Louis Cardinals (22-20)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Busch Stadium)
Robbie Ray (2-2) (4.25) vs. M Leake (2-3) (4.66)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -145 / Arizona Diamondbacks +135 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, FS-Midwest
The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win in game two of their series at the St. Louis Cardinals.
The way the National League West has been going, it’s been everybody trying to match wins with San Francisco. The Diamondbacks did pick up a game in the standings with a big 11-7 victory at Bush Stadium on Friday night. D-Backs starter Patrick Corbin gave up two runs on four hits over 6.1 frames before Evan Marshall was charged with five 9th inning runs. The Diamondbacks amassed 15 hits and walked five times with Chris Hermann going deep and driving in three while Brandon Drury went solo and scored twice. Michael Brown and Chris Owings each drove in two as every starter reached base. Left hander Robbie Ray shoots for back to back wins when the Diamondbacks and Cardinals take the field in game two of their series. Ray is coming off a 12-2 rout of the Yankees where he gave up both runs on six hits in seven innings.
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The St. Louis Cardinals have owned the National League Central in recent memory but have their work cut out for them with the Cubs playing out of this world. The Cardinals appeared ready to make a move with wins in three of four before looking bad in Friday’s defeat where the pitching was hit hard. Cards starter Carlos Martinez allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings before Jonathan Broxton was charged with five runs in 1/3 of an inning. The Redbirds totaled eleven hhits and eight walks with Aledmys Diaz and Brandon Moss knocking in two runs apiece with the bats being quiet until the 9th. The Cardinals hand the ball to Mike Leake who has won consecutive starts after a poor beginning to 2016. Leake has allowed just one run in two wins against the Angels and Dodgers covering 14 frames.
Arizona are 3-9 in their last 12 Saturday games and are 2-6 in their last 8 overall while the Diamondbacks are 2-6 in their last 8 games on grass. St. Louis are 92-45 in their last 137 home games and Arizona are 17-38 in the last 55 meetings. These teams aren’t predictable so I’ll go with the over…