Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks - 5/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (20-25) at St. Louis Cardinals (23-20)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Z Greinke (4-3) (5.08) vs. J Garcia (3-3) (2.86)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -120 / Arizona Diamondbacks +110 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals play a rubber game early Sunday afternoon.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.45 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 61 hits, Jake Lamb has 23 RBI and Brandon Drury has seven home runs. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he’s 4-3 with a 5.08 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 10-4 with a 3.48 ERA and 81 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for another win after winning 10 of their last 16 games. The Cardinals have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense has been on fire recently, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 56 hits, Aledmys Diaz has 23 RBI and Matt Carpenter has nine home runs. Jaime Garcia takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 2.86 ERA and 51 strikeouts this season. Garcia is 5-0 with a 2.94 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 1-7 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 5-2 in Greinkes last 7 starts. The Cardinals are 20-8 in their last 28 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Garcias last 4 Sunday starts. The Diamondbacks are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in St. Louis.
We know Greinke hasn't been himself this season and the Diamondbacks look like a ship that's sinking. Still, we're getting one of the best pitchers in the game for plus money. I'll take those odds every time.