Diamondbacks vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 4/19/23

St. Louis Cardinals (7-11) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (11-7)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 1:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jake Woodford (0-2) (5.65) vs Madison Bumgarner (0-2) (7.90)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -180 / Arizona Diamondbacks +155 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will play the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday afternoon at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

Diamondbacks Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 11-7 this season and they have won three games in a row. Arizona has won the first two games in this series by scores of 6-3 and 8-7. The Arizona pitching staff has a 4.41 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average this year. The Diamondbacks offense has scored 83 runs with a .257 batting average and a .302 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 Madison Bumgarner, who is 0-2 with a 7.90 ERA and a 2.12 WHIP over 13.2 innings pitched this season.

Cardinals Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals are 7-11 this season and they have lost four of their last six games. Prior to losing the first two games in this series, St. Louis split a four game series with Pittsburgh. The St. Louis pitching staff has a 4.64 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a .281 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 77 runs with a .269 batting average and a .345 on base percentage this season. Nolan Gorman is batting .315 with four home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Cardinals. The projected starting pitcher for St. Louis is Jake Woodford, who is 0-2 with a 5.65 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP over 14.1 innings pitched this year. 

Trends

Arizona is 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 8-3 in their last 11 games. The under is 7-3 in Arizona’s last 10 game three’s of a series. St. Louis is 16-6 in their last 22 game three’s of a series and 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The under is 5-0-1 in St. Louis’ last 6 Wednesday games. The over is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

Pick

St. Louis will be trying to avoid a sweep in this series and will turn to Jake Woodford on the mound. Woodford started the season poorly, but did not allow a run over 5.1 innings pitched in his last start against the Pirates. Arizona will have Madison Bumgarner on the mound, who has allowed five earned runs in two of his three starts this year. I like the Cardinals to win this game by at least two runs. 

David’s Pick Cardinals -1.5

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