Bet on Baseball: Diamondbacks vs. Cardinals Game 1

August 14, 2012 MLB Baseball

After a quick stop in the desert over the weekend, the Arizona Diamondbacks travel to St. Louis to face the Cardinals in the first of three tonight. The action at Busch Stadium in the initial game of this series will get under way at 8:15ET.

The DBacks salvaged the last of three versus the Washington Nationals in Phoenix to end last week. Check the MLB Lines for Indians vs. Angels Game 1.

Arizona (58-57) is stuck in third place of the NL West behind both the Dodgers and Giants, who are currently tied for the top spot.

The Diamondbacks have won just four of their last ten coming into this one and have not played well outside the desert, posting a 27-31 road mark. St. Louis (62-53) is also in third place, but has its sights set on the 2nd place Pirates in the NL Central.

They trail them by 2 games for not only second place, but an NL wild card spot as well.The Cardinals have won 6 of their last 10 and play well in Busch Stadium, going 34-23 overall there, thus far this year.

Tonight’s pitching probables are righthander Ian Kennedy for the DBacks who is 10 and 9 while posting an earned run average of 4.34, opposed by the Cards’ Joe Kelly with a mark of 2 wins, 5 losses and an ERA of 3.47. Start your Baseball Wagering action on Indians vs. Angels Game 1.

The total has gone OVER in each of Arizona’s last 5 games, while the total has been UNDER in 4 of the last 6 games for the Cardinals. St. Louis is 5-0 SU in their last five against the Diamondbacks, while the total has been UNDER in 7 of the last 10 games between these two teams at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis is favored at home at -$115, while Arizona is a +$105. The Cardinals are 48-34 when they are the favorite, while the Dbacks are 22-30 as the underdog. The over/under is 9.

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