Baseball Odds Preview: D-Backs at Cardinals

Baseball odds talk in St Louis right now is all about the MLB All Star game and the sports book sites are full of odds for the interleague spectacle.

But as soon as the All Star match is over it’s right back to the regular season baseball betting odds. And for a team like the Cardinals, that’s locked in a heated baseball odds pennant race, every series is important.

Baseball odds on the first series after the Cards host the All Star game will feature the Arizona D-Backs. On July 17 the Cards play host to Arizona which could prove to be a very important baseball odds game in the context of the NL Central title chase. And according to the early sports book baseball odds the Cards should have little problem beating up on the hapless Snakes.

As the All Star game approaches the Cards (46-39) hold a slim two-game lead in the baseball odds standings over the Milwaukee Brewers (43-40). But just a game behind the Brewers in the baseball betting odds standings sits the Chicago Cubs (41-40) and just a half game back is the Cincy Reds (41-41). In fact, the NL Central is the tightest division in baseball odds.

Albert Pujols has been a one man wrecking crew against the Red Birds’ baseball betting odds competition. He’s in the midst of putting together one of the most dazzling baseball odds seasons of his career (.336 BA. 31 HR. 82 RBIs) and could be the Triple Crown winner in baseball odds in decades. The starting pitching for the Cards has also been decent and with Chris Carpenter healthy and finding his grove this looks like the team to beat in the NL Central baseball odds –so long as Pujols stays healthy.

The D-Backs are on the other end of the baseball odds spectrum. If it weren’t for the futile Nationals, this team would be the laughing stock of the baseball odds world. It’s a talented roster but for whatever reason it hasn’t done well in the baseball odds competition so far this season. Without ace Brandon Webb the starting rotation has looked subpar and aside from Mark Reynolds, there isn’t much activity to speak of at the plate.          

Look for the Cards to get off to a roaring start after the All Star break and win this baseball odds match up. There should still be plenty of energy left in stadium after the festivities and should only increase the home team’s chances down the baseball odds stretch.