With our top play from the betting card on Monday we select from the National League series between the St Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cardinals and Diamondbacks will begin from Arizona at 9:40PM Eastern Time with the MLB package delivering the national television broadcast. With our MLB best betting pick we will play on the St Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks to play under the total of 8 ½ runs. The odds from this NL Major League Baseball game were used from Top Bet sportsbook.
The odds opened up in this MLB game with the road team St Louis Cardinals favored by -113 odds with the home team Arizona Diamondbacks the underdog at +103 odds. The run over under is lined at 8 ½ runs. Early money has shown on the Cardinals as they have been bet up to a -115 betting favorite with the Diamondbacks take back at +105 odds. The run total has not moved off the opening line of 8 ½ runs. Those betting the Arizona Diamondbacks on the run line and laying -1 ½ runs will get back +200 odds. Bettors taking the +1 ½ runs on the run line with the St Louis Cardinals will lay -240 odds for their wager.
The St Louis Cardinals will throw left hander Lance Lynn on Monday. Lynn has had an outstanding season as the starter sits with a record of 2-1 in five starts with an ERA of 1.24 and a low WHIP of just 0.96 in 33 2/3rds innings of work. Low WHIP means that pitchers don’t allow many base runners and when you don’t allow many base runners you stay away from giving up big innings to opposing offenses. Lynn has worked three road games this season and the lefty has just an ERA of 1.25 and WHIP of 0.78 in three starts and averaging 7 1/3rd innings per appearance. Lynn in his past three starts has allowed just four earned runs working 21 2/3rds innings. The St Louis bullpen has just an ERA over 3 on the season.
It will be veteran left hander Joe Saunders on the mound tonight for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Saunders has been great this season as the lefty starter is 2-1 on the year with an ERA of 1.24 and a very low WHIP of 0.96. Saunders has worked 36 1/3rd innings in five starts this year and have averaged 7 1/3rd innings pitched on the 2012 campaign. At home Saunders has been exceptional sporting and ERA of 1.93 and WHIP of 1.07 in two starts working a total of 14 innings. Over his past three starts Joe Saunders has given up just four earned runs in 22 1/3rd innings of work. Saunders had one start against Arizona in the 2011 year and allowed no earned runs and one hit over five innings pitched. The Diamondbacks offense has struggled a bit at home as the club sits with a team batting average of .237 in 13 games. With the roof open today the total is bit inflated as there has been an overreaction. Two starters in excellent form and some total inflation leads us to the under at the online sportsbooks.