Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St. Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks

August 16, 2012


The Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Busch Stadium.
The Diamondbacks will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Trevor Cahill in this game. Cahill has a 9-10 record and a 3.85 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Kyle Lohse. The righthander has a 2.72 ERA to go along with a 12-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 155-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.
The Diamondbacks were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -177 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Current streak:
Arizona has lost 2 straight games.
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Arizona: 58-59 SU
St. Louis: 64-53 SU

Arizona most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona’s last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona’s last 12 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
St. Louis is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Arizona
St. Louis is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Arizona at Houston, Friday, August 17
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Friday, August 17

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