San Diego Padres at St Louis Cardinals Prediction

San Diego Padres at St Louis Cardinals Predictions

A  10-2 loser in the series opener, San Diego will play a day-night doubleheader versus the Cardinals on Wednesday to make up for the Tuesday night rain out. While Tuesday’s scheduled starters, San Diego’s Colin Rea and St. Louis’ Carlos Martinez, will start in the day game. San Diego decided to shuffled their rotation and will go with reliever Paul Clemens in the night tame.  The Cardinals have not been a good home team with only 21 wins in 49 home games. They trail the first-place Chicago Cubs by 7 1/2 games in the National League Central and do not have much of a chance of catching them if they can’t win most of their home games. San Diego opened the second half of the season with three straight wins before Monday nights loss. Not unusual for the Padres, since they have a 10-26 at the new Busch Stadium.

Padres vs Cardinals; Time, Date, TV, Odds

GAME: San Diego Padres (41-52) at St. Louis Cardinals (48-44)
DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 20 – 8:15 PM EST
WHERE: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
MONEY LINE: San Diego +180; St Louis (-200)
RUN LINE: San Diego +1.5 (+100), St Louis (-1.5) (-110)
TOTAL: 8.5

San Diego Padres vs St Louis Cardinals Preview

Starting Pitchers:
Padres RH Paul Clemens (1-0, 4.73 ERA) vs
Cardinals LH Jaime García (6-6, 4.11)

About San Diego Padres

San Diego opted to push back Andrew Cashner for the series finale and give the ball to Clemens, who has made three relief appearances spanning 3 1/3 innings since he was claimed off waivers from Miami. Clemens made a pair of starts for the Marlins last month, going five innings in each and allowing totals of seven runs and 11 hits. He was stung by the long ball. He gave up five home runs in ten innings of work.

SAN DIEGO PADRES
San Diego is 0-4 SU in its last 4 games ,on the road
Padres are 1-4 SU in its last 5 games ,when playing St. Louis
San Diego is 1-3 SU in its last 4 games ,when playing on the road against St. Louis
Money Line On Road; 18-27, -188 (40%)
Money Line As Road Underdog; 16-27, -340 (37.2%)
Over/Under vs STL; 3-1 (75%)

About St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals have scored 29 runs over Garcia’s last four starts, however he is only 1-0 in that span after picking up his second straight no-decision. He pitched 6 1/3 innings and gave up four runs against Miami on Friday. Garcia has been reached for at least four runs in five of his last seven turns but is 2-1 during that stretch. He has dominiated the Padres in five career starts, with an 1-1 record and 2.70 ERA.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
St. Louis is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games ,at home
St. Louis4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
St. Louis12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against San Diego
Money Line When Line was -225 to -195; 5-0, +250 (100%)
Money Line vs SD; 3-1, +82 (75%)
Over/Under vs Teams That Win <46% of Game; 16-8-1 (66.7%)

Head to Head Games

Padres vs Cardinals 2015

7/2/2015: San Diego won 5 to 3, as a -105 favorite, Game went over 7
7/3/2015: San Diego won 2 to 1, as a +145 underdog, Game came under 7
7/4/2015: St. Louis won 2 to 1, as a -210 favorite, Game came under 7
7/5/2015: St. Louis won 3 to 1, as a -180 favorite, Game came under 7
8/21/2015: San Diego won 9 to 3, as a +104 underdog, Game went over 6.5
8/22/2015: San Diego won 8 to 0, as a +120 underdog, Game went over 6.5
8/23/2015: St. Louis won 10 to 3, as a -165 favorite, Game went over 7

Padres vs Cardinals 2016

4/22/2016: San Diego won 4 to 1, as a +118 underdog, Game came under 7
4/23/2016: St. Louis won 11 to 2, as a -161 favorite, Game went over 7
4/24/2016: St. Louis won 8 to 5, as a -150 favorite, Game went over 7.5
7/18/2016: St. Louis won 10 to 2, as a -190 favorite, Game went over 9

MLB Umpire Betting Stats

Chris Guccione  17 Games umpired; Home Teams Win 12-5; Overs are  5-9

Padres vs Cardinals Prediction

The Cardinals beat the Padres 4-2 in the day game and are looking to sweep the Padres and pick up some ground on the Cubs. Lets face it, if you can’t beat the Padres at home then you shouldn’t be in the playoffs. It is hard to back a mediocre pitcher in Garcia. He really just hasn’t been that good lately. This is more of a bet against the Padres than it is on the Cardinals. Clemens should be able to get 3 solid innings in. Then what? The price is a bit steep at -200 but, the run line has some value at (-110).  This is a game that if St Louis wins. They should be able to run away with it. Taking the Cardinals on the run line at (-1.5) for (-110).  I will also be looking to make a live bet. If the Padres can get an early run then I will be able to take the Cardinals with better odds.

Score Prediction:
Cardinals 8 – Padres 3