The Arizona Diamondbacks close out their series as they take on the Cardinals from Busch Stadium tonight. All MLB odds can be found by visiting Bovada sportsbook.
The Cardinals are now tied for the second Wildcard in the National League after their win on Wednesday vs. Arizona. They were led by the bats of David Freese and Allen Craig and Adam Wainwright notched his 11th win on the mound as well. Tonight the Cards will send Kyle Lohse to the mound who has won his last six decisions. Lohse has had a great season only allowing 144 hits in 155 innings of work. That is good enough for a 2.72 ERA.
The Diamondbacks are now seeing all of their fading playoff hopes evaporate after another loss on Wednesday night. They could only muster 5 total hits and their pitching was suspect as well in the loss. Tonight they will start Trevor Cahill who has had a solid season overall, but has dropped two of his last three decisions. Overall he has just let up 136 hits in 145 innings of work.
St. Louis is 19-5 in their last 24 home games, 15-5 in their last 20 games against the NL West, and 4-1 in Lohse’s last five starts. Arizona is 3-8 in their last 11 games overall, 2-6 in their last eight road games, and 1-4 in Cahill’s last five starts as an underdog. Arizona has lost the last seven meetings of these two.
We like Lohse big time in this pitching matchup, especially at home. Give us the Cardinals as a moneyline favorite in this one but first read online sportsbook reviews.