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2018 MLB Season
(22-14) St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (14-26)
Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: PETCO Park, San Diego California
Projected Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Clayton Richard
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -133 | Padres +123
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 (+120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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St. Louis Cardinals
Wainwright’s last start came back in mid-April against the Chicago Cubs where he went five scoreless-innings giving up four hits to go with five strikeouts and four walks. He’s been on the DL since as he has been dealing with elbow inflammation.
In only 15.2 innings of work, Wainwright owns a low 6.89 K/9 and high 4.60 BB/9. His 3.45 ERA is solid, but his 5.20 FIP indicated St. Louis’ defense has been making him look good. After some time to recoup, we’ll see how he fares against a bleak San Diego lineup.
St. Louis continues to play winning baseball going 4-2 in the last week. During that time their lineup has been a bit sluggish as they are only slashing .214/.311/.388 to go with 15 extra-base hits and 23 RBI.
San Diego Padres
Richard was solid in his last start despite picking up his fifth loss of the season against the Washington Nationals. He traveled eight innings giving up three earned off of seven hits while striking out eight and walking none.
It was easily Richard’s best start of the season as it knocked down his high 6.21 ERA to 5.72. His struggles have been stemming from giving up hard contact hits (45.1% Hard%), which doesn’t mix well with a pitcher who relies on inducing ground balls (52.5% GB%).
San Diego has just been getting by in the last week winning three of their last seven contests. In that span their lineup is slashing .249/.317/.398 to go with 19 extra-base hits and 22 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- STL are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
- STL are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass.
- Under is 5-2-2 in STL last 9 road games.
- SD are 4-9 in their last 13 home games.
- SD are 7-15 in their last 22 overall.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction: San Diego outlasts St. Louis at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Padres +123
I expect Richard to build off of his last start against a slumping St. Louis lineup, while San Diego should be able to get some runs off of Wainwright who could be rusty coming off of the DL. San Diego’s third ranked bullpen should be the difference over St. Louis’ 28th ranked bullpen.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Padres 5 – Cardinals 4
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