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MLB Betting - Cardinals at D-Backs

MLB betting expectations are always high for the Cardinals as they are a perennial pennant contender in the National League with a superstar in Albert Pujols.
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MLB betting concerns are mounting however that the Cardinals best days may be behind them as they got off to a sluggish start to the 2011 MLB baseball betting campaign.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night with a starting time of 9:40 PM ET.  Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this National League matchup so be sure and open your account today for action.

The scheduled starting pitchers for this game are Chris Carpenter of St. Louis and Armando Galarraga of Arizona.

Carpenter is a right hander that had a record of 0-1 with the MLB odds but a nice 2.08 earned run average as he has had little run support from the rest of the team.  The Cardinals have won 7 of his last 10 starts against Arizona with 5 of his last 6 starts against the D Backs going over the total.

Galarraga had a record of 1-0 to start the year but also had a high earned run average of 5.14.  The right hander is in just his 3rd big league season as he began his career with Detroit.

St. Louis got off to a sluggish start with the baseball lines as they paid out in just 2 of their first 7 games.  The Redbirds lineup was looking weak and ranked near the very bottom of Major League Baseball for run production which wasted a solid start by the pitching staff.

Arizona is rebuilding with new manager Kirk Gibson and they split their first 6 games of the season.  The D Backs were hitting the ball well and ranked 7th in Major League Baseball for run production as they were led by Miguel Montero’s 2 home runs and .545 average.

Heading into this series the Cardinals won 12 of their last 18 games against Arizona with 4 of the last 6 games in this head to head series going under the total.  St. Louis has had their share of problems at Arizona however with just 6 payouts in their last 18 games as 2 of the last 3 games between these two teams in Arizona went under the MLB betting total.