Padres vs. Cardinals Sunday Prediction
The Padres rallied to beat the Cardinals on Saturday and will go for the sweep at Busch Stadium today at 2:15 p.m. ET. With Adam Wainwright on the hill for St. Louis, is San Diego a good underdog play for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, April 7, 2019
2:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cardinals are -125 moneyline favorites. As of this writing, 62% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cardinals to beat the Padres on the moneyline.
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San Diego Padres Fantasy Spin
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk in the Padres' 6-3 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday. Machado took Andrew Miller deep with a runner on in the eighth inning to extend San Diego's lead to 6-3. It's the second roundtripper of the year for the $300 million man, and he has now driven in five runs over the Padres' first nine games. He's also hitting .290/.421/.484. So much for an adjustment period.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-3 with a homer in a loss to the Padres on Saturday. Ozuna obliterated -- and we do mean obliterated -- a Robert Stock offering 455 feet with a runner on to give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the fifth. It's the first homer of the year for the outfielder, who missed just a short time with a contusion in his right side. As long as he's healthy, it should be a strong year for Ozuna, who is scheduled to hit free agency after the 2019 season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Padres are a perfect 4-0 in their last four games versus the Cardinals.
Despite losing the first two games of the series, the Cardinals are still 46-20 in their last 66 home games versus the Padres.
Wainwright is a shell of his former self and if we’re being brutally honest, he might not even be that, as he’s struggled the past three-plus seasons. He nibbles too much, which leads to high pitch counts and a slew of walks, which was his problem a week ago in Pittsburgh. Every once in a while, Wainwright will turn back the clock and put forth a “vintage” effort and maybe today will be one of those days. I’m not banking on it, however, and even if Wainwright pitches well for four or five innings, this San Diego offense has already proven this series that it can produce versus St. Louis’ suspect bullpen.
The Pick: San Diego Padres +115