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MLB St. Louis vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction 4/12/2024

The St. Louis Cardinals (6-7) travel to face off against the Arizona Diamondbacks (6-7) on Friday, April 12th. This game will be played at Chase Field in Phoenix and televised on BSMW. 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 Rockies. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

Cardinals vs Diamondbacks

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The Cardinals will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Phillies with a 4-3 loss. This was especially tough, as they held a lead going into the 8th inning before the Phillies scored two runs in the top of the 8th. St. Louis was the +118 underdog at home going into the game.

Lance Lynn put together a good start for the Cardinals, going five innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just one walk and struck out six Phillies batters. However, the Cardinals’ bullpen couldnjson’t close things out, and Andre Pallante took the loss out of the bullpen. The Cardinals also wasted a big game from Ivan Herrera, who homered in the 1st inning, going 3/4.

St. Louis is currently in last place in the NL Central, but they are only three games back of the division lead. They have been playing well in series, winning two in a row and going 2-1 overall. So far, they have played better on the road, going 3-4 compared to 3-3 at home.

Heading into this series, the Cardinals are coming off a series loss to the Phillies, where they went 1-2. They have been underdogs in nine of their games this season and have gone 4-5 in those matchups.

When the St. Louis Cardinals win, they win by an average of 2.7 runs per game. When they lose, they lose by an average of 3.0 runs per game. They are 9-4 against the run line this season, including a 5-2 record on the road. They have covered the run line in five straight games on the road.

The St. Louis Cardinals have gone under the total in three straight games and have a 5-7 over/under record on the season. Their games have averaged 8.1 runs per game this season, and their average over/under line is set at 8 runs. The Cardinals have yet to have an over/under line set at 9.5 runs this season.

Steven Matz Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Steven Matz is taking the mound for the Cardinals in their road matchup with the Diamondbacks. Matz has a win and a no-decision in his first two starts of the season. He went 5 innings in his first start, striking out 3 and allowing 4 hits. In his last start, he went 5 1/3 innings and gave up 2 runs on 5 hits.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

For the Cardinals, we have Brendan Donovan as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, with his hits projection ranking 20th in the league today. Willson Contreras has the best odds to hit a home run for the Cardinals, as his home run projection is 10th best in the league. Nolan Gorman is next in terms of home run projections for the Cardinals, with his odds coming in 10th in the league.

Arizona closed out their series vs. the Rockies with a 5-3 win on the road. The Diamondbacks were the slight favorite at -118 on the money line. It was a big 1st inning for the Diamondbacks, as they got on the board with a run and added another run in the 2nd.

Tommy Henry got the start for the Diamondbacks, going five innings and giving up just two runs on four hits. He only had six strikeouts in the outing and got the win. Blaze Alexander was hot at the plate, going 2/2 with a homer and a run scored. The Diamondbacks also had three other players with two hits.

After a rough start to the season, the Diamondbacks have won their last two games and are currently in 2nd place in the NL West, tied with the Padres. They are three games behind the Dodgers for the division lead. Arizona has a 5-2 record against division opponents and will look to continue their success within the NL West.

Overall, the Diamondbacks are 6-7 and have a losing record at home and on the road. They have been favored in seven games this season and have a 5-2 record in those contests.

When it comes to betting the run line, the Diamondbacks have been a solid play this season with an 8-5 record. They are 5-2 against the run line at home and have covered in two straight home games. The Diamondbacks have been outscored on the road this season, but they have a positive run differential at home. They have covered the run line in four of seven games as the favorite and in four of six games as the underdog.

Arizona’s over/under record for the season is 7-6, and the average over/under line in their games is 9 runs. However, their games have averaged 10.1 runs per game. They’ve had three games with over/under lines set at 9.5 runs, and the over/under record in those games is 1-2. The under has hit in their last two games, and their over/under record in games with lines set at 9.5 runs is 1-2.

Brandon Pfaadt Gets The Start For The Diamondbacks

Brandon Pfaadt is getting the start for the Diamondbacks at home against the Cardinals. He has a win and a no-decision in his first two starts. Pfaadt went 5 innings in his first start, giving up just 1 run, and then went 5 2/3 in his last outing, striking out 7 but giving up 5 runs.

Diamondbacks Offense Breakdown

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Our player projections for the Diamondbacks’ offense are favoring Ketel Marte to have a strong game, as he has the highest total hits projection on the team and the 15th best in the league today. We also give him the 2nd best odds on the team to hit a home run and the 12th best in the league. If you’re looking for a player to hit a home run for the Diamondbacks, Christian Walker has the best odds on the team and the 11th best in the league. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has the 2nd best odds on the team to hit a home run. For total hits, we have Randal Grichuk and Blaze Alexander with the 2nd and 3rd best odds on the team, respectively.


Cardinals vs Diamondbacks Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks game is to take the Diamondbacks on the money line at -124. We actually have the Diamondbacks winning this one by a score of 5-4, so you could also look to take the over, as the line is sitting at 9.5 runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Steven Matz finishing with five strikeouts, and for Brandon Pfaadt, he is projected to finish with five as well. However, we have Pfaadt finishing with a higher ERA than Matz, and in terms of picking up a win, Pfaadt has the fourth worst odds among starters.

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