San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

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

San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals Odds

Oddsmakers have listed San Diego (+170) as the underdog to St. Louis (-180). Bettors can wager on the games total with odds sitting at -115 for over 8.5 runs and -105 for under 8.5. You can also bet on the games spread with the most recent runline odds coming in at Padres +1.5 runs (-130) and Cardinals -1.5 runs (+110).

The Cardinals are 35-28 SU and 30-32 ATS. They’ve lost 0.5 units for moneyline bettors and 2.3 units against the spread (ATS). The Padres are 31-36 SU and have gone 33-33 ATS. In total, the teams gained 0.6 units for gamblers taking the moneyline, but have lost 7.8 units ATS.

St. Louis games have an over/under record of 25-33-4 so far in 2018. The Padres have an over/under record of 33-31-2.

Jordan Lyles is getting the nod for the Padres. The right-handed Lyles is 2-2 with a 4.70 ERA and 48 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 1.80 ERA against St. Louis this year.

The Cardinals are putting the ball in the hands of righty Jack Flaherty (2-2, 3.20 ERA), who has 42 strikeouts and 10 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.17. Flaherty hasn’t faced the Padres yet this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 1.80 ERA and four strikeouts across five innings).

As a unit, St. Louis pitchers have given up 4.0 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.06, a WHIP of 1.19 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.0. The bullpen has a 4.50 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.6 K/9.

The St. Louis hitters are putting up 4.3 runs per outing, including 4.5 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .259/.328/.448 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Cardinals offense has been led by Jose Martinez, who is hitting .320/.391/.514 with nine home runs, 40 RBIs and 29 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, San Diego’s pitching staff allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.95 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8.12 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.21, along with a K-per-9 of 9.32.

The Padres offense has slashed .234/.302/.375 on its way to 3.9 runs scored per game this year, including 4.7 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.4 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Jose Pirela has led San Diego’s hitters and is slashing .276/.327/.354 with 71 hits, 19 RBIs and 37 runs scored.

The Cardinals are coming off of a 6-3 loss against the Reds, while the Padres just got a 3-1 victory over the Marlins.

San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in five of San Diego’s last seven games.
  • The Padres have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cardinals have hit 12 over their last 10.
  • St. Louis has recorded 21.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 22.6 over its last five.