San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

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The San Diego Padres are ready to play the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Fox Sports Midwest will showcase this NL matchup and the action gets going at 8:15 p.m. ET.

San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals Odds

The Cardinals are 36-28 SU and 30-33 ATS. The team has lost 1.8 units for moneyline bettors and 3.3 units against the spread (ATS). The Padres are 31-37 SU and have gone 34-33 ATS. In total, the teams accumulated 1.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline, but have lost 6.8 units ATS.

St. Louis games have had an over/under record of 25-34-4 so far in 2018. San Diego has an over/under record of 33-32-2.

Southpaw Matt Strahm will get the start for the visiting Padres. Strahm is 1-2 with a 3.07 ERA and eight strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA against St. Louis this year.

The Cardinals are handing the ball to righty Miles Mikolas (7-1, 2.27 ERA), who has 58 strikeouts and nine walks to his name, as well as a 0.96 WHIP. Mikolas is 1-0 with four strikeouts and a 1.35 ERA against San Diego this year.

As a unit, St. Louis pitching staff has yielded 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 3.04 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.49 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.

The St. Louis offense has produced 4.3 runs per outing, including 4.0 per game over its last 10 games and 5.0 per game over its last five. The team has hit .282/.342/.500 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Cardinals hitters have been led by first baseman Jose Martinez and outfielder Marcell Ozuna. Martinez is slashing .327/.397/.531 with 10 home runs, 42 RBIs and 31 runs scored, while Ozuna’s line sits at .282/.329/.406 with seven homers, 34 RBIs and 26 runs.

In the visiting dugout, San Diego’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.96 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 8.04 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.22, along with a K-per-9 of 9.32.

Padres hitters have slashed .233/.301/.373 on their way to 3.9 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.6 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Outfielder Jose Pirela and first baseman Eric Hosmer continue to lead San Diego’s offense. Pirela is hitting .275/.326/.353 with 71 hits, 19 RBIs and 37 runs scored, while Hosmer is hitting .287/.370/.471 with 70 hits, eight homers, 30 RBIs and 33 runs scored.

The Padres have gained 3.1 units and are 26-20 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 20 of those games, compared to 24 that’ve hit the under against righties. On the other hand, the Cardinals have netted 0.4 units and are 8-6 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The overs cashed in seven of those games, compared to seven that’ve gone under.

San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Cardinals, ATS Winner – Padres, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in three of St. Louis last seven games.
  • The Cardinals have won four of their last five games SU.
  • San Diego has recorded 20.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 17.4 over its last five.
  • The Padres have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cardinals have hit 14 over their last 10.