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MLB BASEBALL

San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals

A winning streak will be on the line for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday when they battle the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium.

The Padres will give the ball to starter Edinson Volquez in this one. Righthander Volquez is 6-8 this season with a 5.74 ERA.

The Cardinals will counter Volquez with Lance Lynn. Righthander Lynn has a 4.00 ERA to go along with a 11-4 record this season.

The Padres were a 9-6 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors.

Current streak:
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
San Diego: 42-55 SU
St. Louis: 58-36 SU

San Diego most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 2-8

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of San Diego's last 17 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
San Diego is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to San Diego, Sunday, July 21