Arizona Diamondbacks vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 4/22/24

St. Louis Cardinals (9-11) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (10-11)

Game Info: Monday, April 22, 2024 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Lance Lynn (1-0) (2.18) vs Brandon Pfaadt (1-1) (5.32)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -125 / Arizona Diamondbacks +115 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Monday in MLB action from Busch Stadium. Here’s a Diamondbacks vs Cardinals prediction. This will be the first installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Arizona Diamondbacks recent form and player performance

• The St. Louis Cardinals recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Arizona Diamondbacks

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the St. Louis Cardinals

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Diamondbacks and Cardinals

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Diamondbacks vs Cardinals game

Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Preview

The Diamondbacks are coming off a long four-game weekend series versus the San Francisco Giants. Arizona lost two of the first three games, then on Sunday the Diamondbacks scored twice in both the sixth and ninth innings on the way to a 5-3 win. Starting pitcher Slade Cecconi finished on 6.0 innings, two earned, two hits, no walks and three strikeouts.

In the starting pitcher role for the Monday game, the Diamondbacks are sending out Brandon Pfaadt. Over his four starts so far Pfaadt is 1-1 with a 5.32 ERA and 23 Ks in 23.2 innings. In his career Pfaadt is 4-10 with a 5.64 ERA over 23 games (22 starts).

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

Over on the Cardinals’ side, last weekend they played the Milwaukee Brewers. After losses 2-1 and 12-5 in the first pair, on Sunday St. Louis managed six team hits in a 2-0 loss for the sweep. Starter Sonny Gray finished with 6.1 innings, two earned, five hits, one walk and 12 strikeouts.

It’ll be Lance Lynn as starting pitcher for the Cards on Monday. This year over his four starts Lynn is 1-0 with a 2.18 ERA and 19 Ks in 20.2 innings. Lynn has a career record of 137-95 with a 3.72 ERA in 345 games (321 starts).

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Nolan Arenado has hit at least one home run in each of his last three appearances with his team as a home underdog against the Diamondbacks.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one RBI in 13 of his last 15 appearances with his team as a home underdog against the Diamondbacks.
  • Nolan Arenado has scored at least one run in 15 of his last 16 appearances with his team as a home underdog against the Diamondbacks.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last six appearances against the Diamondbacks after playing the previous day.
  • Lance Lynn has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last four home appearances.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 16 appearances after playing the previous day.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded at least one Double in three of the Cardinals' last four games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brandon Crawford has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine appearances with his team as an underdog against the Diamondbacks.
  • Willson Contreras ranks 5th amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.431) this season.

Arizona Diamondbacks Player Prop Facts

  • Ketel Marte has recorded at least one total base in each of the Diamondbacks' last 13 night games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brandon Pfaadt has recorded six or more strikeouts in five of his last six appearances against NL opponents.
  • Randal Grichuk has recorded a Double in each of the Diamondbacks' last three games as favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five appearances in night games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Christian Walker has scored at least one run in each of his last 10 Monday appearances with the Diamondbacks as favorites.
  • Pavin Smith has hit a home run in each of his last three road appearances against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Ketel Marte has recorded at least one hit in each of the Diamondbacks' last 13 night games against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 11 road appearances.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 29th in the league for home runs this season (13).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 27th in the league for runs scored this season (76).
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks rank 1st in the league for runs scored this season (131).
  • The Arizona Diamondbacks rank T1st in the league for RBI's this season (121).

Diamondbacks vs Cardinals Prediction

I’ll try the Cardinals in this one. Lynn should turn in a pretty good performance on the mound Monday. He was a bit shaky early this month versus the Marlins (4.2 innings; four earned) but has been solid since then. In his last two starts, Lynn is 1-0 with one earned run on six hits and five walks over a combined 12.0 innings.

On Sunday versus the Brewers, the Cardinals had some issues cashing in on any scoring chances. That said, only two batters (outside of pinch hitter Ivan Herrera) failed to get on base. The bullpen was also solid with 2.2 innings, no earned, one hit, one walk and one strikeout. That makes one run or fewer scored in two of the last three games, though. The Cards have got to get things moving on the scoreboard Monday.

Andrew’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals -125

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