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San Diego PadresSt. Louis Cardinals
May 21, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

San Diego Padres vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The San Diego Padres will look to grab a road win when they take on the Cardinals in St. Louis at Busch Stadium on Monday in baseball odds action.

For the Cardinals, Jamie Garcia gets the ball, charged with keeping the Padres hitters off the base paths. He'll face Clayton Richard, 2-5 on the year.

View San Diego vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-180 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 1 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Padres sit at a National League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 5.3 runs per game, against a Padres defense that ranks No. 9 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.8 hits per game so far, more than Padres batters have averaged on the year (7.2 hits per game).

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with San Diego's National League No. 9-rated defense.

In their last action, San Diego was a 3-2 winner at home against the Angels. Bettors on San Diego at +116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Padres beat Los Angeles in extra innings, earning a 3-2 victory at PETCO Park in MLB wagering action.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +111 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 6-5 on Sunday behind a start from Chad Billingsley at Dodger Stadium.

San Diego Padres Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Padres at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 10 of San Diego's last 13 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Diego is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing San Diego

Next up:
San Diego at St. Louis, Tuesday, May 22