St. Louis Cardinals (66-51) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (55-63)
August 19, 2022 9:40 pm EDT
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +152 / St. Louis Cardinals -180; Over/Under: -8.5
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Friday in MLB action at Chase Field. The St. Louis Cardinals looks to build on their 4-game winning streak. The Arizona Diamondbacks look for a win after winning 5 of their last 8 games.
The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 23 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 8 of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won 6 of their last 8 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 139 hits and 94 RBI, while Nolan Arenado and Tommy Edman have combined for 232 hits and 114 RBI. Miles Mikolas gets the ball, and he is 9-9 with a 3.44 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. Mikolas is 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have won 6 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Ketel Marte leads the Diamondbacks with 96 hits and 42 RBI, while Daulton Varsho and Christian Walker have combined for 185 hits and 125 RBI. Tommy Henry gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA and 9 strikeouts this season. This will be Henry’s first career game against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 Friday games and 12-3 in their last 15 overall. The Diamondbacks are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and 14-32 in their last 46 Friday games. The over is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 road games. The under is 6-0 in Diamondbacks last 6 overall. The Cardinals are 15-7 in the last 22 meetings in Arizona and 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Miles Mikolas has been shaky on the road this season and hasn’t pitched well this month, but he’s a pitcher who has a 3.44 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season, making him easily a top-50 pitcher in the league. Tommy Henry has just 17.1 innings in his career, and he’s been hit around for the most part. A red-hot Cardinals offense should be licking their chops here. Give me the Cardinals and the reasonable price on the road.