Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 4/24/2024

The Arizona Diamondbacks (12-13) travel to face off against the St. Louis Cardinals (10-14) on Wednesday, April 24th. This game will be played at Busch Stadium in St. Louis and televised on MLBN. The Diamondbacks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cardinals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Diamondbacks. First pitch is set for 1:15 ET.

Diamondbacks vs Cardinals

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Arizona cruised to a 14-1 win over the Cardinals in the most recent game of this series. The Diamondbacks had a huge 5th inning, scoring six of their fourteen runs. As for the Cardinals, their only run came in the 1st inning.

Tommy Henry started for the Diamondbacks and picked up the win, going six innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with six strikeouts but issued five walks. On the other side, Steven Matz got the start for the Cardinals and took the loss, going just 4 1/3 innings and giving up seven earned runs.

Pavin Smith and Christian Walker each homered for the Diamondbacks, while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 3/5 with a double and three RBIs. Gabriel Moreno also had a two-hit game and drove in a run.

Arizona is 12-13 overall this season and is 3rd in the NL West, two games behind the Dodgers. The Diamondbacks have gone 7-4 against other teams in the NL West. Coming into today’s game, Arizona won two of their last three games, taking the final game of their series vs. the Giants and then the most recent game vs. the Cardinals.

So far, Arizona has been slightly better at home, going 7-6 compared to 5-7 on the road. The Diamondbacks have lost two straight games as the favorite and are 8-6 overall when favored this year. As the underdog, Arizona is 4-7. This season, the Diamondbacks’ series record is 3-3-1.

The Diamondbacks have been a solid run line bet overall this season, going 13-12, but they have been better at home, where they are 7-6. Their average run margin is +1.6 runs per game, and their average run margin in winning games is +6.0 runs per game. They have covered the run line in 7 of 11 games as an underdog.

Arizona’s games have averaged a combined 10.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 12-12. The average over/under line in their games is 9 runs, but today’s line is set at 8. So far, they have played in 21 games with lines set higher than 8 runs, going over in 15 of those matchups. In games with lines set at 8 runs, their record is 1-0-1.

Jordan Montgomery Gets The Start For The Diamondbacks

Coming off of a win in his first start of the season, Jordan Montgomery will be on the mound for the Diamondbacks as they take on the Cardinals. In his first start of the season, Montgomery went 6 innings and gave up just 1 earned run. He struck out 3 and gave up 1 home run.

Diamondbacks Offense Breakdown

The Diamondbacks have been one of the league’s top offenses this season, averaging 5.9 runs per game, which is the 2nd best mark in the league. They have been even better at home, averaging 6 runs per contest. Arizona is also among the league leaders in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. As a team, they are 6th in home runs and have the 3rd best team batting average in the league.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has been swinging a hot bat for the Diamondbacks, going 10/24 in his last five games, and he is also on a five-game hitting streak. For the season, he is batting .300 with 5 homers and 22 RBIs. Ketel Marte has also been a key part of the offense, hitting .324 for the season and going 8/25 in his last six games.

St. Louis is 10-14 overall this season and is in 5th place in the NL Central. The Cardinals are five games behind the Brewers for the division lead and have yet to win a game against a division opponent (0-3). Coming into today’s game, the Cardinals have lost three straight games as the underdog and are just 1-2 as the underdog at home this year.

So far, the Cardinals have gone 4-7 at home compared to 6-7 on the road. St. Louis has also really struggled in day games, going just 2-10. The Cardinals have lost two straight series at home and are 3-4 in series play this year.

The Cardinals have been a solid run line team, going 13-11 overall. They have been a better bet on the run line as the underdog, going 9-4 compared to 4-7 as the favorite. They have been a better run line team on the road, going 7-6 compared to 6-5 at home. Their average run margin is -1.2 runs per game, but they have been outscored by an average of 3.9 runs in their losses.

With an over/under line of 8 runs, the St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks have a combined run average of 8.1 runs per game this season. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 9-14 on the year, and their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs. In games with an over/under line of 8 runs, the Cardinals have a record of 1-2-1. So far this season, 58.3% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 8 runs.

Kyle Gibson Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Kyle Gibson is getting the start for the Cardinals at home against the Diamondbacks. He has a win and a loss in his first two starts of the season. In his last outing, he went 6 innings and gave up 4 runs on 3 hits, but he did strike out 6 batters. In his first start of the season, he went 6 innings and gave up just 1 run on 3 hits.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

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St. Louis has struggled to score runs this season, coming in 27th in the league at 3.4 runs per game. This lack of offense has been a trend both at home and on the road, as they are 25th in home runs and have a team batting average of just .218. The team’s on-base percentage of .301 and slugging percentage of .336 are both near the bottom of the league.

One of the few bright spots in the Cardinals lineup has been the play of Nolan Arenado, who is hitting .293 for the season and has gone 9/26 (.346) over his last eight games. Willson Contreras is also swinging a hot bat right now, going 9/27 in his last eight games. Both players have just one home run this season.


Diamondbacks vs Cardinals Prediction


Given that the Cardinals are the underdogs in this one, we really like them to pick up a win at home with a money line payout of +102. Our predicted final score is 6-5 in favor of the Cardinals.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Kyle Gibson finishing with more strikeouts than Jordan Montgomery. And in our projections, Gibson is set to finish with four strikeouts, which is better than Montgomery’s projected strikeout total of four.

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