San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

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The St. Louis Cardinals will play host to the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium. This NL showdown will begin at 2:15 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports San Diego to catch the game.

San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals Odds

San Diego (+105) is the underdog against St. Louis (-115) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 8.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total currently sit at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. You can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at Padres +1.5 runs (-200) and Cardinals -1.5 runs (+170). The Cardinals are 3-5 straight up (SU) and 4-3 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 1.6 units for moneyline bettors while earning 0.6 units ATS. The Padres have gone 6-3 SU this year and are 5-3 against the spread. Overall, the club has gained 1.7 units for moneyline gamblers through the early portions of the year and 3.5 units ATS. St. Louis games have an over/under record of 5-1-1 so far in 2019. San Diego has an over/under record of 3-5. Left-hander Matt Strahm (0-1, 16.88 ERA) will get the ball for San Diego. Strahm struck out 69 hitters over 61 innings last year (four starts) but finished the season 3-4 overall with a 2.05 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP. The Cardinals are putting the ball in the hands of righty Adam Wainwright (0-0, 9.00 ERA), who recorded 40 strikeouts in 40 innings last year (8 starts), while finishing the season 2-4 overall with a 4.46 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP. St. Louis’ pitchers have given up 4.9 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starters have a 4.81 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.13 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7.4 K/9. The St. Louis hitters have put up 4.6 runs per outing, including 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has hit .199/.295/.403 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch. Kolten Wong has helped lead the Cardinals’ offense this season with 11 hits, seven RBIs and seven runs scored. In the other dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 3.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 2.53 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 7.80 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.99, along with a WHIP of 1.15 and a K-per-9 of 10.10. Padres hitters have slashed .242/.326/.419 on their way to 3.8 runs scored per game this year, including over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU). Wil Myers has led San Diego’s offense thus far and is slashing .303/.343/.515 with 10 hits, four RBIs and four runs scored. The Padres just took the previous game in this series by a final score of six runs to four.

Padres vs. Cardinals Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The Padres went 4-3 SU against the Cardinals last season.
  • The Cardinals’ bullpen managed 3.62 ERA against the Padres last year.
  • The Padres have a total OPS of .745 this season and an OPS of .702 against right-handed pitchers. The Cardinals’ OPS sits at .731 overall and their lefty-righty split is nearly identical.