Cardinals vs. Padres Thursday Pick
The St. Louis Cardinals dropped back-to-back home games against the Twins after sweeping the Chicago Cubs last weekend. Will the Redbirds rebound when they open a new series in San Diego tonight against the Padres?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, May 10, 2018
10:10 p.m. ET, Petco Park
TV: STL (FSMW); SD (FSSD)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cardinals as a -135 favorite. As of this writing, 75% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cardinals to beat the Padres on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Cardinals' Mikolas pitches seven scoreless innings in win
Miles Mikolas blanked the Cubs for seven innings on Friday to improve to 4-0 this year. Some teams have to be kicking themselves for not bettering the Cardinals' two-year, $15.5 million offer to Mikolas after all of the success he experienced in Japan. He has a 2.70 ERA at the moment, and the stuff is there to make him a pretty good bet going forward.
Padres' Lyles to start Thursday vs. Cardinals
Jordan Lyles will start on Thursday against the Cardinals. He's taking the rotation spot of Bryan Mitchell, who has been demoted to the bullpen. Lyles has been solid in relief this season with a 3.66 ERA and 16/7 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 innings, but the 27-year-old holds a career 5.32 ERA over 107 starts at the major league level. His leash will be short.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last six games in San Diego and have won 10 of their last 13 games versus the Padres overall.
The under is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams.
The Padres have been bad in series meetings with the Cardinals and are just 1-6 in their last seven games coming off a win. They're also 3-12 in their last 15 home games versus a right-handed starter and are 8-21 in their last 29 games versus a right-handed starter, too. On the side, the Cardinals are winless at 0-4 in their last four road games but are 5-2 in their last seven games overall and Mikolas has been great for them.
The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -135