St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (58-43) at St. Louis Cardinals (50-51)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 7:15 pm (New Busch Stadium)
Zack Godley (3-4) (3.32) vs. Luke Weaver (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / Arizona Diamondbacks --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSMW
The Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals meet Thursday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a victory here after splitting their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 23 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last 12 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 112 hits and 75 RBI while David Peralta and Chris Owings have combined for 199 hits and 85 RBI. Zack Godley gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 3.32 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. This will be Godley’s second career game against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for another victory to get back to a .500 record. The Cardinals have scored 21 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Yadier Molina leads the Cardinals with 89 hits and 44 RBI while Jedd Gyorko and Matt Carpenter have combined for 171 hits and 99 RBI. Luke Weaver gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Weaver’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series, 2-7 in their last 9 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 Thursday games. The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series, 6-13 in their last 19 Thursday games and 4-0 in their last 4 vs. National League West. The Diamondbacks are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in St. Louis, 20-41 in the last 61 meetings and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Godley has been really solid this season, but he's given up 10 earned runs in his last 11.2 innings and did lose this Cards team about a month ago. Weaver has just three innings under his belt this season, but he's allowed zero runs, three hits and struck out two. Overall, the Cardinals are playing better recent baseball than Arizona, who has struggled to find consistency in the second half. I'll back St. Louis in this spot at home.