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    The St. Louis Cardinals (7-9) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (9-7) on Monday for game 1 of a three-game series, with the first pitch at 7:45 PM ET from Busch Stadium. The favored Cardinals (-162) head into the matchup after a series split with the Pirates, and the underdog Diamondbacks (+139) are coming off of a series loss to the Marlins. St. Louis’ Jack Flaherty and Arizona’s Merrill Kelly will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks

    • Game Day: Monday, April 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:45 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Diamondbacks Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -162 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Cardinals vs. the Diamondbacks?

    • TV Channel: BSMW

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals average 1.1 home runs per game to rank 14th in baseball with 17 total home runs.
    • St. Louis has the fourth-best batting average in MLB (.274).
    • The Cardinals are fifth in baseball with a .347 on-base percentage.
    • St. Louis’ 8.3 strikeouts per game rank 12th in the majors.
    • The Cardinals average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (nine total in home contests).
    • St. Louis is averaging 2.9 extra-base hits per game while slugging .426 at home.
    • The club averages 10.3 hits per game and is batting .293 at home this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with an OBP of .452 this season while batting .322 with 13 walks and 10 runs scored.
    • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Goldschmidt is 34th in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage, and 75th in slugging.
    • Goldschmidt will look for his third straight game with a hit in this contest. In his last five games he is hitting .263 with three doubles, four walks and two RBI.
    • Nolan Gorman has 16 hits, which is tops among St. Louis batters this season. He’s batting .333 with eight extra-base hits.
    • Gorman ranks 24th in batting average, 17th in on-base percentage and seventh in slugging in MLB.
    • Gorman brings a three-game streak with at least one hit into this one. During his last five outings he is hitting .350 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and six RBI.
    • Nolan Arenado has an OPS of .862, fueled by an OBP of .392 and a team-best slugging percentage of .470 this season.
    • Brendan Donovan has been key for St. Louis with 16 hits, an OBP of .318 plus a slugging percentage of .417.
    • Donovan heads into this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .348 with three doubles and a walk.

    Diamondbacks Stats & Trends

    Diamondbacks Batting

    • The Diamondbacks rank 27th in Major League Baseball with just 12 home runs as a team.
    • Arizona’s .254 batting average ranks 11th in the majors this season.
    • The Diamondbacks have an OBP of just .299 this season, which ranks 27th in MLB.
    • Arizona ranks third in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 7.2 Ks per contest.
    • They’ve hit five homers, an average of 0.6 per game, in nine road contests this season.
    • In nine road games this season, it is slugging .322 with 20 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.0 base hits per game and batting .218 on the road this season.

    Diamondbacks Key Batters

    • Corbin Carroll has racked up 17 hits with a .542 slugging percentage, both team-high numbers for the Diamondbacks.
    • Carroll is 60th in batting average, 135th in on-base percentage and 37th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the big leagues.
    • Carroll brings a four-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .368 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI.
    • Josh Rojas has a .400 on-base percentage to lead his team.
    • Rojas’ batting average ranks 14th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 40th, and he is 70th in slugging.
    • Geraldo Perdomo has three doubles, a home run and five walks while batting .400.
    • Ketel Marte has six doubles, a home run and two walks while hitting .218.

    Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks Probable Pitchers

    Jack Flaherty (STL) Pitcher Merrill Kelly (ARI)
    1 – 1 W/L 0 – 2
    15.1 IP 15.1
    1.76 ERA 4.11
    1.500 WHIP 1.435
    7.6 K/9 8.8
    8.2 BB/9 7.0

    Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks Injury Updates

    • Cardinals: Paul DeJong: 10 Day IL (Back), Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Alec Burleson: day-to-day (Shin)
    • Diamondbacks: Kyle Lewis: 10 Day IL (Illness), Carson Kelly: 10 Day IL (Forearm), Zach Davies: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Joe Mantiply: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Cole Sulser: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Mark Melancon: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Corbin Martin: 60 Day IL (Lat)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cardinals and Diamondbacks (Last 10 Games)

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