Diamondbacks vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/24

Diamondbacks vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/24

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Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks: Comprehensive MLB Analysis and Predictions

The Arizona Diamondbacks are set to welcome the St. Louis Cardinals for a three-game series, promising fans some intense baseball action. Will the Diamondbacks continue their solid performance at home or can the Cardinals upset the odds on the road? Let's delve into an in-depth analysis of both teams and end with our prediction for the game.

 

Arizona Diamondbacks: An Overview

The Diamondbacks, second in the NL West, boast a respectable 54-46 overall record and a 26-24 record at home. The team's record of 42-23 in games where they've recorded eight or more hits speaks to their offensive capability.

Kyle Nelson, with a 4-2 record and a solid 2.84 ERA, is slated to start the game for the Diamondbacks. His WHIP of 1.16 and 50 strikeouts suggest that he has the tools to pose a challenge to the Cardinals' hitters.

Ketel Marte is the standout player for the Diamondbacks with a .291 batting average, including 18 doubles, six triples, 17 home runs, and 55 RBIs. Geraldo Perdomo also shows promise with a 10-for-32 performance and three RBIs over the last 10 games.

 

St. Louis Cardinals: An Overview

On the other hand, the Cardinals, currently fourth in the NL Central, carry a 44-56 overall record, with a 22-30 record on the road. The Cardinals pitchers have a collective 4.50 ERA, placing them 10th in the NL, an area they will need to improve on to challenge the Diamondbacks.

Offensively, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado are the top contributors for the Cardinals. Goldschmidt has 21 doubles, 16 home runs, and 50 RBIs, while Arenado has been hot lately, going 14-for-39 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.

 

Prediction

Our team at KingPin.pro anticipates a win for the Arizona Diamondbacks in this matchup. Here's why:

Firstly, the Diamondbacks hold a solid record at home, where they have managed to win more than half of their games. Home-field advantage could be a key factor in this game.

Secondly, the Diamondbacks' offensive performance has been stellar, with a winning record when they register eight or more hits. Their potent batting lineup, led by Marte, could prove to be the difference in the game.

Finally, the Cardinals are grappling with a higher-than-average ERA and injuries to key players like Tommy Edman and Adam Wainwright. The potential absence of these players could hinder the Cardinals' performance and tip the balance in favor of the Diamondbacks.

Pick: Diamondbacks ML -115

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