Major League Baseball: NL STL vs. ARI
Starting Pitchers: STL- Wainwright (7-5, 5.35 ERA) RHP ARI- Godley (3-1, 2.53 ERA) RHP
St. Louis Cardinals (35-41, 15-21 away) at Arizona Diamondbacks (50-28, 30-10 home)
June 28, 2017- 9:40 PM ET Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Playing their best ball of the season, the Arizona Diamondbacks will seek to keep the winning intact when they play host once again to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night at Chase Field in a National League matchup that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Cardinals Lines: BetOnline ML (+123) Spread +1.5
Best Diamondbacks Lines: BetOnline ML (-133) Spread -1.5
Over/Under: MyBookie 9.5
After a thrilling 6-5 victory on Tuesday night that took 11 innings, the DBacks continue to surge with wins in 13 of their last 15 games, including four straight to move their record to an impressive 50-28. Their latest win keeps the Snakes 1 ½ games back of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the West; a team that currently holds the best record in the NL.
Much like their counterparts in the division, the Diamondbacks can point to a combination of solid pitching along with a powerful offense that has accounted for their success halfway through the season. Arizona as a team has a run differential of +115; second only to the Dodgers with +138.
For the Cardinals with their now second straight defeat to Arizona, they saw their record fall to 35-41 on the season; a record that has them 4 ½ games back of the Milwaukee Brewers in the Central Division.
St. Louis has lost six of their last 10 and continue to struggle finding some consistency this season. The good news, however, is that they are in a division that is still very much up for grabs as the first-place and last-place teams are separated by just 7 ½ games with still a little over a half season to go.
The pitching matchup will pit a pair of right-handers in Adam Wainwright of St. Louis versus Zach Godley of Arizona. Wainwright sits at 7-5 with a 5.35 ERA and is 7-4 with a 2.71 ERA in 13 appearances against the Snakes. For Godley, he is 3-1 with a 2.53 ERA and will be on the hill for the first time in his career against the Redbirds.
Desperate to get some momentum back on their side, the Cardinals can get a big boost if they can find a way to slow down the Diamondbacks.
For sports betting purposes, BetOnline is favoring ARI (-133 ML) over STL with an over/under of 9.5 total game runs scored from MyBookie; a number I will play as I will favor the UNDER of 9.5 total game runs scored as my best betting pick.