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St. Louis Cardinals vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction 4-22-24 Picks

Arizona Diamondbacks (11-12) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (9-13)
April 22, 2024 7:45 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -125 / Arizona Diamondbacks +115; Over/Under: +8.5
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Monday in MLB action from Busch Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s an Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals prediction.

Arizona Diamondbacks Team Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks will look to build some momentum after a 5-3 win over San Francisco in Sunday’s series finale. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 31 hits in addition to a .330 batting average and 7 doubles with 5 home runs and 13 RBIs while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. also has 5 home runs and 21 RBIs as well this season. Corbin Carroll has a team-high 8 stolen bases while Christian Walker has a team-high 25 strikeouts and Eugenio Suarez is right behind with 24 strikeouts this season. Brandon Pfaadt will start for the Diamondbacks here and is 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season.

Arizona Diamondbacks Team Facts

  • The Diamondbacks have lost four of their last five games as favorites following a win.
  • The Diamondbacks have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four games as favorites.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Diamondbacks’ last five games as road favorites against National League opponents.
  • The Diamondbacks have trailed after 7 innings in nine of their last 13 games as road favorites against National League opponents.
  • The Diamondbacks have lost the first inning in each of their last three road games against NL Central opponents.

St. Louis Cardinals Team Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals come into this one looking to rebound after being swept in their weekend series against the Brewers thanks to a 2-0 loss in Sunday’s series finale. Nolan Gorman and Ivan Herrera each have a team-high 3 home runs while Brendan Donovan leads the Cardinals with 12 RBIs while Nolan Arenado has 11 RBIs with Arenado posting a team-best 25 hits and 6 doubles while Donovan has 4 doubles and a triple. Gorman also has a team-high 32 strikeouts this season while Masyn Winn has a pair of triples and Willson Contreras also has 6 doubles as well this season. Lance Lynn will start this one for the Cardinals and is 1-0 with a 2.18 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season.

St. Louis Cardinals Team Facts

  • The Cardinals have won each of their last three games as underdogs against National League opponents following a home loss.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in each of the Cardinals’ last seven games at Busch Stadium.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the last four games between the Diamondbacks and Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last five games against National League opponents.

Diamondbacks vs. Cardinals Prediction

I’m on the Cardinals here. I’m not a fan of either one of these starters, but I’ll admit that Lance Lynn’s looked a lot more confident compared to Brandon Pfaadt, who looks more like the Pfaadt that struggled his way through the first few starts of his season last year before being demoted. Lynn has reeled it in in recent outings, and I think the Cardinals bats get to Pfaadt and do enough to bounce back after that poor weekend series. Give me the Cards.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: St. Louis -125

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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