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Padres vs. Cardinals - 8/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (77-45) at San Diego Padres (61-62)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 4:10 pm (PETCO Park)

M Wacha (14-4) (2.85) vs. Colin Rea (2-0) (4.22)

The Line: San Diego Padres +130 / St. Louis Cardinals -140 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSMW/FSSD

The San Diego Padres look to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday afternoon.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last eight. The Cardinals have lost three straight when scoring three or less runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 130 hits and 56 RBI while Jason Heyward and Kolten Wong have combined for 91 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have split their last eight road games. Michael Wacha gets the nod, and he’s 14-4 with a 2.85 ERA and 125 strikeouts this season. This is Wacha’s second career game against the Padres.

Padres vs. Cardinals - 8/23/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The San Diego Padres look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Padres have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight. The Padres have won seven straight when scoring more than three runs. Matt Kemp leads San Diego with 126 hits and 74 RBI while Justin Upton and Yangervis Solarte have combined for 116 RBI. The San Diego Padres have won seven of their last nine home games. Colin Rea takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 4.22 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. This is Rea’s first career game against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 2-9 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 22-6 in Wachas last 28 starts. The Padres are 5-16 in their last 21 during game 3 of a series and 5-0 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Cardinals are 80-38 in the last 118 meetings.

The Padres have found their groove as of late and are slowly climbing up the standings in the wild card race. While Wacha gives the Cards a pitching advantage, there's value with the home team and the plus money here. 

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San Diego Padres +130

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