San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview
St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres Odds
PETCO Park hosts an MLB battle between the San Diego Padres and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
San Diego hands the ball to starter Burch Smith in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-0 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Tyler Lyons, who will try to quiet the fans and the Padres bats at the same time.
This game puts the Padres, most recently No. 13 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 1 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, San Diego owns the No. 9 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9 per game.
San Diego owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 1-rated defense.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 10-2 winner as they battled the Padres on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -145 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Padres, a 10-2 final on Tuesday in support of Adam Wainwright at PETCO Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
A few Cardinals at Padres trends to consider:
St. Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
St. Louis is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing San Diego
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
San Diego is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games
St. Louis at LA Dodgers, Friday, May 24
San Diego at Arizona, Friday, May 24