Padres vs. Cardinals Wednesday Pick

San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 6/13/2018 Prediction & Odds

The San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals' most productive starter on Tuesday night and will look to take two of three from the host when the two clubs meet again Wednesday night. What is the best play for bettors in this rubber match tonight?

Game Snapshot & Odds

911 San Diego Padres (+175) at 912 St. Louis Cardinals (-210); 8.5 runs

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

8:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium

TV: SD (FSSD); STL (FSMW)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cardinals as a -210 favorite. As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cardinals to beat the Padres on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Padres' Lauer allows three runs in loss to Marlins

Eric Lauer surrendered three runs in five innings and was charged with a loss to the Marlins on Friday. He was stacking walks like firewood -- issuing seven free passes in the ballgame, including one with the bases loaded. It took him 111 pitches to get through just five frames. The left-handed rookie is struggling to adjust to the majors as shown by his 2-4 record and 6.64 ERA. He has walked 24 batters and teed up seven home runs in just 39 1/3 innings.

Cardinals' Weaver allows four runs in five innings in last start

Luke Weaver struggled to throw strikes and allowed four runs in five-plus innings against the Reds on Friday. He walked five batters and burned 100 pitches just to get through five frames. He fanned three and yielded seven knocks, only one of which went for extra bases. He didn't have his best stuff but he was able to tough it out and keep his team in the ballgame. They eventually won in extra innings. Weaver's record holds at 3-5 with a 4.61 ERA through 13 starts.

MLB Betting Trends

San Diego

Despite beating the Cardinals on Tuesday night the Padres are just 6-13 in their last 19 games versus St. Louis and 17-46 in their last 63 games played at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 8-2 in Weaver's last 10 starts versus a team with a  losing record and 8-2 in his last 10 outings after scoring two runs or less in their previous game.

Prediction:

The Cardinals are one of the most inconsistent teams in baseball but they should be able to jump the Padres tonight. San Diego is just 1-5 in Lauer's last six starts and is winless in his last five road outings. The Cardinals have also been successful off a loss, going 6-1 in their last seven games following defeat.

The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -1.5

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