Diamondbacks vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 4/18/23
St. Louis Cardinals (7-10) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (10-7)
Game Info: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)
Jordan Montgomery (2-1) (2.45) vs Drey Jameson (2-0) (1.46)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -170 / Arizona Diamondbacks +140 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Diamondbacks will play the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 2 of their series on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 10-7 this season and they have won two games in a row. Arizona won Game 1 of this series by a score of 6-3 on Monday night. The Arizona pitching staff has a 4.26 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average this season. The Diamondbacks offense has scored 75 runs with a .250 batting average and a .298 on base percentage. Corbin Carroll is batting .274 with four home runs and eight RBI’s for the Diamondbacks. The projected starting pitcher for Arizona is Drey Jameson, who is 2-0 with a 1.46 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 12.1 innings pitched this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals are 7-10 this season and they have alternated wins and losses over their last six games. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, St. Louis split a four game series with Pittsburgh. The St. Louis pitching staff has a 4.44 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a .276 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 70 runs with a .272 batting average and a .343 on base percentage this season. Nolan Gorman is batting .333 with four home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Cardinals. The projected starting pitcher for St. Louis is Jordan Montgomery, who is 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 18.1 innings pitched this season.
Arizona is 2-6 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 3-5 in their last 8 games against a team with a losing record. The over is 18-8 in Arizona’s last 26 Tuesday games. St. Louis is 42-19 in their last 61 game two’s of a series and 2-6 in their last 8 home games. The under is 5-1 in St. Louis’ last 6 game two’s of a series. Arizona is 18-37 in these two teams last 55 head to head meetings.
St. Louis comes into this game with a 7-10 record and they have had a slow start to the season. The Cardinals will turn to Jordan Montgomery in this game, who has allowed five earned runs over 18.1 innings pitched this year. Arizona is starting Drey Jameson, who has pitched well this year, but only has had one start. I like the Cardinals at home in this matchup.
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