Padres vs. Cardinals Betting Odds & Picks

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San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 01:15 ET
Location: Busch Stadium
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Money Line: Padres -115 / Cardinals -105 (Find MLB Dimelines)
Total Line: 8.0


San Diego: Yu Darvish (4-2, 3.76)
St. Louis: Dakota Hudson (3-2, 3.22)

Padres Projected Lineup

Ha-seong Kim SS
Austin Nola C
Jake Cronenworth 2B
Wil Myers RF
Manny Machado 3B
Trent Grisham CF
Eric Hosmer 1B
Luke Voit 1B
Jurickson Profar LF
Yu Darvish P

Cardinals Projected Lineup

Corey Dickerson LF
Harrison Bader CF
Juan Yepez LF
Brendan Donovan RF
Nolan Gorman 2B
Nolan Arenado 3B
Andrew Knizner C
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Tommy Edman 2B
Dakota Hudson P


San Diego Padres: 30-19-0 SU / OU 20-27-2 / Run Line W/L 26-23-0
St. Louis Cardinals: 28-21-0 SU / OU 24-22-3 / Run Line W/L 27-22-0

The St. Louis Cardinals host the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, June 1st at Busch Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 01:15 ET. The MLB Odds Board places San Diego as the favorite (-115), with an OU line set at 8.0.

Recent Form

The Padres will look to rebound from a close, 3-2 loss to the Cardinals. Even in the loss, the pitching staff gave up just 3 runs while allowing 7 hits. On offense, the Padres finished with 2 runs on 5 hits. San Diego’s loss came as the underdog, getting 112.0 on the moneyline. Together, Padres and Cardinals stayed below the over-under line set at 8.5 runs. This outcome pushed San Diego’s over-under record further below .500 at 20-27-2.

Over the Padres last 5 contests, they have a record of just 2-3. This mark has come on an average run margin of just -3. A key reason for San Diego’s recent struggles is an offense averaging just 3.0 runs per game over their last 5 contests, compared to a season average of 4.18. So far, San Diego has won over half of their 16 series played, going 9-5-2.

The Cardinals are coming off a tight 3-2 win over the Padres. In the win, the pitching staff allowed just 2 runs on 5 hits. The Cardinals’ offense ended the game with just 3 runs on 7 hits. In the game, St. Louis was able to take care of business as they were the favorite at -122.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 28 games, winning at a rate of 68.0%. Combined, the Cardinals and Padres’ run total fell below the over-under line of 8.5 runs. Even still, St. Louis games have still gone over the betting total over half of the time, at 24-22-3.

Across their last 5 contests, the Cardinals are above .500, going 4-1. Their recent success is backed by an average scoring margin of +3 (last 5). St. Louis has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 4.2 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.73. On the season, St. Louis has won more than half of their series, going 8-3-5.

Pitching Matchup

Yu Darvish gets the start for the Padres, with an overall record of 4-2. So far, Darvish has put together an ERA of 3.76. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 5.8 innings. Across his previous outings, opponents are batting 0.224 against Darvish. Home runs have also not been an issue for Darvish, as he’s giving up just 0.69 per 9. Overall, he is averaging 4.89 per game, on a K rate of 21.0%. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 2.22 walks per contest.

Dakota Hudson gets the start for the Cardinals, with an overall record of 3-2. Through 9 appearances, Hudson has an ERA of just 3.22 while averaging 4.91 innings per appearance. Across his previous starts, opposing teams have put together a batting average of 0.248. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Hudson, as he is allowing just 0.81 per 9 innings. Up to this point, Hudson has a strikeout percentage of just 13.0% and a per game average of 2.78. Command has been a problem for Hudson, as he is giving up 4.63 walks per outing.

San Diego vs St. Louis History

For the season, the San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals will be playing their 2nd game of the season. Currently, St. Louis is winning the season series 2-0. Through 2nd games, the series’ over-under record is 0-1, with the average run total sitting at 10.5 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 2.0 runs. When looking back to last season, San Diego and St. Louis split the season series, with each team picking up 3. In these 6 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 5-1. Last year, the Padres and Cardinals averaged 10.5 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 3.5 runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • San Diego is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego’s last 8 games
  • St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
  • St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego

San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

In Wednesday’s National League matchup between San Diego and St. Louis, look for the Cardinals to get some revenge after blowing last night’s game vs the Padres. I expect Dakota Hudson to build on his previous outing against Milwaukee, with another quality start, as San Diego’s offense has struggled of late. I like the Cardinals on the moneyline.

Free MLB Pick: Cardinals Moneyline

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