St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 7/29/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (59-44) at St. Louis Cardinals (51-52)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7:15 pm (New Busch Stadium)
Z Greinke (12-4) (2.92) vs. M Leake (7-8) (3.20)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +111 / Arizona Diamondbacks -132 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSMW
The Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals meet Saturday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.
The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a victory here after splitting their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Diamondbacks with 115 hits and 75 RBI while David Peralta and Chris Owings have combined for 201 hits and 85 RBI. Zack Greinke gets the ball, and he is 12-4 with a 2.92 ERA and 140 strikeouts this season. Greinke is 11-4 with a 3.30 ERA and 88 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals also use a win as well after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or more runs in five of their last eight games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last eight games when scoring three or more runs. Jedd Gyorko leads the Cardinals with 91 hits and 52 RBI while Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter have combined for 174 hits and 92 RBI. Mike Leake gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 3.20 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Leake is 5-2 with a 4.92 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 3-7 in their last 10 road games, 4-1 in Greinkes last 5 starts with 4 days of rest and 4-1 in Greinkes last 5 starts. The Cardinals are 13-6 in their last 19 Saturday games, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 5-14 in Leakes last 19 home starts. The Diamondbacks are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in St. Louis and the over is 8-3-1 in the last 12 meetings.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have had a really hard time winning in the second half, but they've won seven of their last nine when Greinke is on the hill, and he's allowed three or less runs in five straight games. Leake has been solid in his own right this year, but he's no Greinke, who is one of the top pitchers in the NL when on. The Arizona Diamondbacks need a victory, and their ace is the guy to get the job done.