St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7/28/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (58-43) at St. Louis Cardinals (50-51)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 28, 2017 at 8:15 pm (New Busch Stadium)
Robbie Ray (9-5) (3.15) vs. M Wacha (7-4) (3.93)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -115 / Arizona Diamondbacks +105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
On Friday from Busch Stadium, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals will be continuing their weekend MLB series.
In the Thursday opener of this set, Arizona scored all of their runs in the fourth inning, cruising to a 4-0 win.
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For the Friday game, the Diamondbacks will be bringing out LHP Robbie Ray. In his 117.0 innings and 9-5 record this year, Ray has a 3.15 ERA with 149 Ks and 57 BBs.
Arizona has some notable hitters on their top end. Paul Goldschmidt entered this series with 112 hits, 80 runs, 21 homers and 75 RBI, while David Peralta had 103 hits, 55 runs, 10 homers and 34 RBI. Goldschmidt put up two hits with a run on Thursday; Peralta had one hit.
Over on the Cardinals’ side, they’re rolling with LHP Michael Wacha on Friday. In his 100.2 innings and 7-4 record this year, Wacha has a 3.93 ERA with 100 Ks and 32 BBs.
St. Louis has some nice bats as well. Yadier Molina led the way coming into this series with 89 hits, 35 runs, 10 homers and 44 RBI, while Jed Gyorko had 88 hits, 38 runs, 14 homers and 51 RBI. Molina was off Thursday.
The Diamondbacks are 0-6 in their last six during game two of a series, and 5-1 inRay’s last six road starts. Arizona is also 8-3 in Ray’s last 11 starts and 1-5 in Ray’s last six Friday starts.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 4-1 in their last five during game two of a series and 8-1 in Wacha’s last nine starts in game two of a series. St. Louis is also 5-1 in Wacha’s last six starts and 4-1 in Wacha’s last five home starts.
Ray had a couple of good games going, but stumbled a bit against the Nats with 5.0 innings, six hits and four earned. As for Wacha, he was pretty solid there for a while but coughed up five earned on six hits in 6.0 innings against the Cubs in his last outing. This looks like a solid matchup, but I’ll take the Cardinals at home here.