St. Louis Cardinals and the Arizona Diamondbacks will meet on Wednesday from St. Louis. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
On Tuesday the Cardinals took what was a close game and opened it up en route to a rout of the Diamondbacks. They scored eight runs on nine hits and all and received a solid outing from Joe Kelly who notched his third win of the year. Tonight on the mound St. Louis will start Adam Wainwright who has won his last three decisions. Wainwright has been improving all season and is pitching to a 3.90 ERA in 145 innings of work.
The Diamondbacks are falling out the postseason race and their loss on Tuesday did not help. Ian Kennedy had an average outing on the mound, but the bullpen could not hold it for him. Tonight the Diamondbacks will start Joe Saunders who is pitching to a 3.52 ERA in 120 innings of work.
St. Louis is 6-1 in their last seven home games against a left handed starter, 5-2 in their last seven game two of a series, and 4-0 in Wainwright’s last four starts as a home favorite. Arizona is 5-3 in their last eight games as a road underdog, 5-3 in their last eight games against the NL Central, and 1-7 in Saunders’ last eight games as an underdog. Arizona is 0-6 in the last six meetings of these two.
As we said before Wainwright seems to be rounding into shape. The Diamondbacks blew the game on Tuesday night and we think they will lose tonight and thus we will take the Cardinals as a moneyline favorite at online sports books.