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2021 MLB Handicapping
(23-15) St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres (21-17)
Date: Friday, May 14th, 2021
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: Petco Park, San Diego, California
Projected Pitchers: Johan Oviedo (STL) vs Joe Musgrove (SD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +165 | Padres -180
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Padres -1.5 (-120)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7
The thriving St. Louis Cardinals head to San Diego to battle the Padres in the first of a three-game NL showdown on Friday night.
The Cards will have Johan Oviedo on the mound. The Padres continue to benefit from terrific pitching and will reply with Joe Musgrove.
The Padres eliminated the Cards in last year’s Wildcard series.
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis continues to shine. They have won five out of their last six games overall and can win games behind their offense or pitching. The Cards swept the Rockies last weekend and won two of three games over the Brewers this week.
Paul Goldschmidt features a stellar .957 OPS on the month. The veteran first baseman is having a bit of an inconsistent season but is one of the game’s best-run producers. Goldy has now accumulated 22 RBI’s on the season.
St. Louis is scoring an average of 4.54 runs on the season, landing them 10th in the big leagues. The Cardinals pitching staff has filed a 3.70 team ERA, placing them 10th overall.
Johan Oviedo gets the call for the fourth time of the season. Oveido struggled in his latest effort, conceding four runs including two home runs in four-inning against the Mets, finishing with the defeat to bring his record to 0-1
San Diego Padres
San Diego is dealing with COVID protocol. Fernando Tatis Jr. has landed on the IL and will be out for this series. Wil Myers is also on the IL with a positive test. Jurickson Profar and Eric Hosmer did not play Thursday due to contract tracing and could return.
Watch for Jake Cronenworth who continues to be a tough out, collecting ten base hits in his last seven games. The 27-year old second baseman now has 11 RBI’s and a solid .764 OPS on the season.
San Diego is scoring an average of 4.05 runs per game, ranking them 21st in the Major Leagues. The pitching staff leads the big leagues with a 2.71 team ERA.
The Padres will have Joe Musgrove make his eighth start of the season in this one. Musgrove had trouble last time out, squandering four runs including two home runs in five innings against the Giants, resulting in the loss to dip his record to 2-4.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 23-15 overall
- Cardinals are 11-7 on the road
- Padres are 21-17 overall
- Padres are 9-10 at home
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres MLB Prediction:
This could be a tough series for the Padres. They are playing without Fernando Tatis Jr. and Wil Myers, while Eric Hosmer and Jurickson Profar are questionable. The Cardinals continue to win games, recording the victory in five out of their last six clashes overall.
I’m taking the hotter and healthier team in St. Louis to win this one.
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