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Sep 12, 6:35 PM | GrassPETCO Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting St. Louis duelling San Diego on Wednesday at PETCO Park.

For the Padres, Clayton Richard gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Kyle Lohse, 14-2 on the year.

View St Louis vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Padres as +120 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Padres) and the No. 4 (Cardinals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Padres have averaged 8.3 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.5 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and San Diego has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Padres. Bettors on San Diego at +115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in Adam Wainwright's start, as they lost 6-4 against San Diego on Tuesday at PETCO Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Padres trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games at home
San Diego is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at LA Dodgers, Thursday, September 13
San Diego home to Colorado, Friday, September 14