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MLB expert and handicapper Jason Radowitz is here with his prediction and best bet for Friday's St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks clash in the second of a 4-game series this weekend. Can Madison Bumgarner slow down the Cardinal's hot offense?

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction: Can Madison Bumgarner Cool Off the Cardinal Bats?

The St. Louis Cardinals are currently 11-7 on the year and are really starting to come around offensively. Meanwhile, the Arizona Diamondbacks hardly know what offense is.

The two teams clash for the second game of a four-game series tonight. Can the Cardinals out-score and out-hit the Diamondbacks in tonight's game? Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Friday's matchup between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the St. Louis Cardinals.

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Cardinals vs. Diamondbacks Start Time and Where to Watch

  • Date: April 29, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:15 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: BSMWX/BSAZ

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction

Left-handed Madison Bumgarner will take the hill for the Diamondbacks. He’s 0-1 on the year but has just a 1.00 ERA despite having a 1.22 WHIP. Bumgarner hasn’t allowed two runs all season and that’s likely going to change today. The analytics suggest that Bumgarner has been very lucky. The analytics also believe that the Cardinals will do some serious damage to Bumgarner today.

Madison Bumgarner has a 5.53 xFIP this season along with just 17.3% strikeouts and 13.3% walks. He’s only inducing 43.1% ground balls and has allowed over 21.5% line drives.

The Cardinals have a combined .261 ISO and wOBA of .396 with the projected lineup against lefties. St. Louis isn’t walking all that much but has limited strikeouts to 21.7% against lefties. The Cardinals are also hitting just 30.9% ground balls and 28.9% line drives against lefties to start the season.

Meanwhile, Adam Wainwright will take the hill for the Cardinals. He's another veteran pitcher that has more sustained success. He's 2-2 with a 3.86 ERA but is still striking out 24.2% of batters.

Arizona's projected lineup has a .140 ISO and wOBA of .276 against righties while the Cardinals' lineup has a .261 ISO and wOBA of .396 with its projected lineup against lefties to start the season.

I'll ride the Cardinals in the first five innings.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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