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Baseball odds preview - San Diego vs. St. Louis

San Diego PadresSt. Louis Cardinals
May 22, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting San Diego duelling St. Louis on Tuesday at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis sends Adam Wainwright out against Edinson Volquez for the Padres in this game. Wainwright is 2-5 with a 5.77 ERA on the season, while Volquez is 2-3 on the year and has a 3.04 ERA.

View San Diego vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one will find them as -170 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 2 in the National League and the Padres at No. 13 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (5.3 runs per game) against a Padres defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 in the National League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.7 hits per game, more than the Padres have managed so far this season (7.2 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Padres own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

San Diego was a 4-3 loser in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They lost as +168 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Padres were saddled with a loss last time out in Clayton Richard's start, as they lost 4-3 against St. Louis on Monday at Busch Stadium.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Padres at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Diego's last 14 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games
San Diego is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games when playing at home against San Diego
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego

Next up:
San Diego at St. Louis, Wednesday, May 23