Cardinals vs. Padres Sunday Pick
After winning in extra innings on Saturday, will the San Diego Padres earn a series split against the St. Louis Cardinals with another victory on Sunday? The two teams will wrap up their series at 4:10 p.m. ET today.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 13, 2018
4:10 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 -130 favorite. As of this writing, 71% 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' Wainwright to come off the disabled list on Sunday
Cardinals' manager Mike Matheny confirmed Friday that Adam Wainwright will return from the disabled list to start on Sunday against the Padres. Wainwright has been sidelined since April 20 due to elbow inflammation. Matheny also announced that Jack Flaherty will return from Triple-A to start on Tuesday against the Twins in Minnesota.
Padres' Richard receives no run support in great start vs. Nats
Clayton Richard allowed three earned runs, seven hits and no walks with eight strikeouts over eight innings in a loss Tuesday against the Nationals. Richard was a hard-luck loser, as the Padres gave him zero run support. In fact, Richard's counterpart, Jeremy Hellickson, carried a perfect game into the seventh inning. Richard threw 72 of his 102 pitches for strikes and gave his small legion of fantasy owners a solid outing, but he took another loss despite the quality start.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 12-4 in their last 16 games against the Padres, are 7-2 in their last nine games in San Diego, and are 4-1 in Wainwright's last five starts versus the Padres.
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in San Diego and is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall.
This is a good spot to take the underdog. Wainwright is coming off the disabled list and hasn't pitched in the big leagues in a couple of weeks. While he's been competitive in his starts this season, he has been far from lights out. He's basically pitching on guile and experience as his stuff has looked below average. If the Padres can support Richard with a couple of runs in this start, I like San Diego's chances of earning a series split.
The Pick: San Diego Padres +110