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St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres Preview

San Diego PadresSt. Louis Cardinals
July 20, 7:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

42-55TEAM RECORD58-36

Baseball bettors look for value at Busch Stadium on Saturday as host St. Louis battles the San Diego Padres in baseball odds action.

San Diego puts its faith in starter Edinson Volquez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-8. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Lance Lynn, who owns a 11-4 record on the season with a 4.00 ERA.

View San Diego vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Cardinals as -210 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 1-rated Cardinals and the league No. 15-ranked Padres, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Padres offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Padres hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Defensively, San Diego features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.1 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

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. San Diego looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 9-6 on Friday behind a start from Jake Westbrook at Busch Stadium.

San Diego Padres Trends:
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 Cardinals Trends:
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 Padres at Cardinals 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' last 5 games at home

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