Cardinals Vs Diamondbacks: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 28, 2022

Written By Staff on April 27, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (10-7) and Arizona Diamondbacks (8-11) meet on Thursday to start a four-game series, with the first pitch at 7:45 PM ET at Busch Stadium. St. Louis’ (-182 to win) Dakota Hudson and Arizona’s (+153) Humberto Castellanos pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting insights in what follows use the latest odds as of April 28, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Diamondbacks Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Hudson (STL) Pitcher Castellanos (ARI)
1 – 1 W/L 1 – 0
13.2 IP 12.0
3.95 ERA 3.00
1.171 WHIP 1.250
6.6 K/9 6
4 BB/9 3.8

Cardinals Probable Starter Dakota Hudson

  • Hudson (1-1) gets the starting nod for the Cardinals in his fourth start of the season. He’s put together a 3.95 ERA in 13 2/3 innings pitched, with 10 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent time out on Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, the righty threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings while surrendering two hits.
  • In three games this season, the 27-year-old has an ERA of 3.95, with 6.6 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are hitting .000 against him.
  • He will match up with a Diamondbacks squad that is hitting .178 as a unit (30th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .308 (28th in MLB) with 17 total home runs (12th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 28, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Stats vs Hudson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Sergio Alcántara 3 .000 0 0 0 .250 .250
Christian Walker 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Ketel Marte 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Nick Ahmed 2 .500 1 0 1 .667 1.167
Carson Kelly 1 .000 0 0 0 .667 .667

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Humberto Castellanos

  • The Diamondbacks will send Castellanos to the mound for his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 5 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs while allowing four hits against the New York Mets.
  • He has pitched in four games this season with an ERA of 3.00, a batting average against of .000 and 6 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Cardinals rank 18th in MLB with 72 runs scored this season. They have a .237 batting average this campaign with 13 home runs (23rd in the league).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 28, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Castellanos

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 1 1.000 1 0 1 1.000 2.000
Dylan Carlson 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Edmundo Sosa 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tyler O’Neill 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000
Yadier Molina 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Albert Pujols 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nolan Arenado 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Paul Goldschmidt 1 1.000 1 0 1 1.000 2.000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have been the moneyline favorite seven total times this season. They’ve gone 5-2 in those games.
  • St. Louis has played as a moneyline favorite of -182 or shorter in just one game this season, which they lost.
  • The Cardinals have an implied moneyline win probability of 64.5% in this contest.
  • St. Louis has played in 17 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total seven times (7-9-1).
  • The Cardinals have covered 58.8% of their games this season, going 10-7-0 against the spread.
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Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • This season, the Diamondbacks have won eight out of the 19 games, or 42.1%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, Arizona has won one of its four games when they’re the underdog by at least +153 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Diamondbacks, based on the moneyline, is 39.5%.
  • Arizona and its opponents have gone over the total this season in four of their 19 opportunities.
  • The Diamondbacks have an ATS record of 11-8-0 in 19 games with a spread this season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Nolan Arenado has 24 hits with a .452 on-base percentage and a .703 slugging percentage, all club-highs for the Cardinals. He is batting .375 with six doubles, five home runs and nine walks.
  • Among the qualified batters in MLB action, Arenado ranks fifth in batting average, sixth in on-base percentage, and third in slugging.
  • Tommy Edman has two doubles, a triple, three home runs and eight walks while hitting .310.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Edman’s batting average ranks 24th, his on-base percentage ranks 19th, and he is 17th in the league in slugging.
  • Paul Goldschmidt is batting .269 with four doubles and eight walks.
  • Goldschmidt heads into this matchup on a six-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is batting .333 with three doubles, three walks and five RBI.
  • Tyler O’Neill is batting .186 with two doubles, a home run and eight walks.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul Goldschmidt 67 .269 9 0 6 .347 .675
Dylan Carlson 65 .215 7 0 4 .274 .566
Nolan Arenado 64 .375 11 5 17 .452 1.155
Tyler O’Neill 59 .186 10 1 10 .275 .546
Tommy Edman 58 .310 9 3 9 .412 .946
Harrison Bader 53 .226 7 0 2 .305 .607
Paul DeJong 45 .133 2 1 4 .235 .502
Yadier Molina 36 .167 1 0 0 .167 .361
Corey Dickerson 30 .200 2 0 6 .273 .473
Albert Pujols 27 .259 5 2 4 .333 .852

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • Daulton Varsho is batting .197 with four home runs and nine RBI for Arizona this season.
  • Varsho ranks 127th in batting average, 110th in on-base percentage and 75th in slugging percentage among all hitters in MLB.
  • Christian Walker is slugging .369 while driving in seven runs and batting .154 this season.
  • Walker’s batting average ranks 161st among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 154th, and he is 94th in slugging.
  • Seth Beer has hit one homer with a team-high .438 SLG this season.
  • Cooper Hummel is batting .167 with a .348 OBP and six RBI for Arizona this season.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ketel Marte 70 .143 3 0 5 .218 .432
Christian Walker 65 .154 9 4 7 .247 .616
Daulton Varsho 61 .197 8 4 9 .292 .685
David Peralta 59 .237 3 2 5 .292 .716
Pavin Smith 50 .260 3 0 4 .356 .676
Seth Beer 48 .312 4 1 8 .421 .859
Carson Kelly 42 .095 3 0 0 .156 .275
Geraldo Perdomo 37 .189 5 0 0 .362 .659
Cooper Hummel 36 .167 5 2 6 .348 .709
Sergio Alcántara 35 .114 5 1 4 .135 .364

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