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St. Louis Sends Carlos Martinez vs Odrisamer Despaigne in San Diego Padres vs Cardinals Game

The visiting San Diego Padres hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to pick up a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Odrisamer Despaigne gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the San Diego Padres on Saturday; he's 3-6 on the season. The St. Louis Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Carlos Martinez, who will be looking to improve on his 9-3 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The San Diego Padres were listed as 170 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.7-2.6 victory for the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 51-28 record to the battle against the 39-43 Padres. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs San Diego injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 6 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the San Diego Padres sit at No. 29 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the St. Louis Cardinals No. 20-ranked scoring average of 3.99 runs per game, against a San Diego Padres offense rated No. 18 and scoring 4.07 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 8.86 hits per game to date this season, more than the Padres hitters have managed (8.23 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, San Diego owns the No. 23-rated road mark, allowing 4.48 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

San Diego rolled to a 2-1 win against St. Louis on Friday, as A Cashner and the Padres' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of St. Louis's last 18 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego at St. Louis, Sunday, July 5th