Diamondbacks vs Cardinals Prediction, Picks, and Odds for Tonight’s MLB Game

The Cardinals have looked disappointing to start the season, but our MLB picks believe they match up perfectly against Jordan Montgomery.

Apr 24, 2024 • 09:10 ET • 4 min read
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The Arizona Diamondbacks bounced back from a Game 1 loss with a 14-1 victory last night to knot their three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Arizona lefty Jordan Montgomery takes the hill as the betting favorite on April 24, while St. Louis expects righty Kyle Gibson to make the start.

Rather than picking a straight-up winner, my MLB picks are taking a more cautious approach. Find out how in my Diamondbacks vs. Cardinals predictions

Diamondbacks vs Cardinals prediction

My best bet
Cardinals first five moneyline (-102 at FanDuel)

My analysis

Jordan Montgomery signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks late, missed the entire spring training, and after a pair of AAA starts, scattered four hits over six frames at Milwaukee.

Montgomery has always struggled against right-handed hitters, which could pose a problem Wednesday. St. Louis Cardinals righties Paul Goldschmidt, Ivan Herrera, and Nolan Arenado hit southpaws well, and the Cards' high-walk, low-strikeout rates against lefties bodes well for them scoring a couple of runs.

A couple of runs should be all St. Louis starter Kyle Gibson needs. Gibson is a vet with a six-pitch arsenal, mostly throwing sinkers and cutters with a sweeper as his put-away pitch. 

Gibson is coming off his best outing against Milwaukee at Busch Stadium as a Cardinal, which followed up a rough start at Arizona. He should be ready and raring to go after watching the D-Backs explode for 14 runs.

Gibson can replicate the Milwaukee outing, and St. Louis will give him enough runs to beat the Diamondbacks through five frames. 

Diamondbacks vs Cardinals same-game parlay (SGP)

Cardinals first five moneyline

Under 8

The Cardinals have scored the 25th-fewest runs per game, and I don't expect much to change Wednesday. They’ll give Gibson a few early runs, and the veteran righty will give them six innings before turning the game over to a usually competent bullpen with an MLB-leading 3.16 xFIP. 

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Diamondbacks vs Cardinals odds

Diamondbacks vs Cardinals live odds

Diamondbacks vs Cardinals opening odds

  • Run line: Arizona -1.5 (+140) | St. Louis +1.5 (-170)
  • Moneyline: Arizona -118 | St. Louis +100
  • Over/Under: Over 8 (-104) | Under 8 (-118)

Diamondbacks vs Cardinals spread and Over/Under analysis

  • Money has come in on Arizona. The Snakes are -118 to -125 favorites, while St. Louis markets offer +100 to +105.
  • Totals markets report 8.0 runs, with odds from -104 to -115 for Over markets and odds from -105 to -118 for Under markets. 
  • The Under is the predominant theme for both teams. Arizona is 4-5-1 to the Under while St. Louis is 3-7-0 to the Under across its past 10. 

Diamondbacks vs Cardinals trend

The Under is 6-1 in Cardinals last seven home games. Find more MLB betting trends for Diamondbacks vs. Cardinals

Diamondbacks vs Cardinals game info

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Date: Wednesday, 4-24-2024
First pitch: 2:15 p.m. ET
TV: Bally Arizona, Bally Midwest
Diamondbacks starting pitcher: Jordan Montgomery
(0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Cardinals starting pitcher: Kyle Gibson
(1-2, 6.16 ERA)

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