St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 4/8/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (6-2) at St. Louis Cardinals (4-4)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:15 pm (New Busch Stadium)
T Walker (0-0) (5.40) vs. Luke Weaver (1-0) (1.80)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -152 / Arizona Diamondbacks +142 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals conclude their MLB series on Sunday.
The Arizona Diamondbacks struggled on the mound in a 5-3 loss at St. Louis on Saturday. Arizona starter Zack Greinke surrendered five runs on nine hits over five frames to absorb the loss.
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The Diamondbacks were limited to five hits and seven bases on balls with Chris Owings knocking in two while AJ Polllock drove in a run and scored.
Taijuan Walker gets his second start of 2018 versus the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. Walker did not get a decision in an 8-7 win versus the Dodgers with three runs allowed over five frames.
The St. Louis put everything together in down a dangerous Arizona squad on Saturday. St. Louis starter Michael Wacha gave up both runs on four his and five walks through five frames with four relievers tossing shutout baseball.
The Cardinals posted ten hits and did not walk with Jose Martinez clubbing a three run homer and driving in four overall while Matt Carpenter drove in a run and scored. Luke Weaver toes the rubber against the visiting Diamondbacks on Sunday. Weaver is gunning for his second win after a 5-1 win at the Mets where he gave up a run over five innings.
Arizona are 3-7 in their last 10 road games and Arizona are 3-7 in Walker’s last 10 road starts. St. Louis are 5-11 in their last 16 overall and are 5-11 in their last 16 games on grass and are 9-1 in Weaver’s last 10 starts. Arizona are 9-20 in the last 29 meetings.
I think the Cardinals have the advantage with Weaver on the mound which means the bats should do enough damage to win…