Diamondbacks vs. Cardinals Prediction
Will the Arizona Diamondbacks spoil the St. Louis Cardinals’ home opener tonight when the two teams meet at 7:15 p.m. ET at Busch Stadium?
(959) Arizona Diamondbacks at (960) St. Louis Cardinals
Thursday, April 5, 2018
TV: N/A, 7:15 p.m. ET
According to oddsmakers from online sports book YouWager, the Cardinals are -113 money line favorites to beat the Diamondbacks, who have +103 money line odds to pull off the upset tonight. The total sits at 8 runs.
The Diamondbacks are now +103 moneyline underdogs after opening with -105 odds, while the Cardinals have gone from -115 on the moneyline to -113. The total, meanwhile, sits at 8 runs, which is where the number opened.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
As of this writing, 62% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cardinals to beat the Diamondbacks on the money line. Meanwhile, 61% of the betting tickets are on the over.
Ray has made bettors plenty of money since the beginning of last season. The Diamondbacks are 21-8 in his starts since April of 2017, winning by an average margin of 3.1 runs per game. I think there’s plenty of value in backing Ray and Arizona, which will face Adam Wainwright in perhaps the veteran’s final home opener for the Cardinals. Wainwright put together an excellent spring training but he suffered a hamstring injury two weeks ago, which forced him to miss his first scheduled start on the season. He also hasn’t been good in three years. I expect him to be over-amped tonight, which will eventually lead to mistakes in favor of the D-Backs. Arizona is 17-5 in Ray’s last 22 starts and 5-1 in his last six road outings.
THURSDAY MLB PREDICTION: ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS +105