The Arizona Diamondbacks visit the St. Louis Cardinals for an afternoon matchup at 2:15 p.m. ET on Saturday. St. Louis is listed as a -150 favorite (risk $150 to win $100) at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 7.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our MLB odds page).
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The model knows the Diamondbacks are keyed by a potent starting pitcher. Merrill Kelly gets the nod for Arizona, and the 33-year-old owns a 1.69 ERA in 21.1 innings in 2022. Kelly has not allowed a home run this season, and he has a 50 percent ground ball rate that is robust. Kelly has more than three times as many strikeouts as walks, and he ranks ten percent better than the NL average in ERA over the last three seasons.
The model also knows the Cardinals have defined strengths. St. Louis entered the weekend with the NL lead in both strikeout avoidance and stolen bases. The Cardinals also rank in the top five of the NL in batting average, and the Cardinals bullpen ranks in the top tier in ERA (2.74) and walks (2.99 per 9 innings). Arizona’s offense is also scuffling, with bottom-three marks in runs, hits, doubles, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage.
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