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San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/29/14

St. Louis Cardinals (56-48) at San Diego Padres (46-59)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:10 pm (PETCO Park)

Lance Lynn (R) (11-7) (3.047) vs. Tyson Ross (R) (9-10) (2.650)

The Line: San Diego Padres -108 / St. Louis Cardinals -102 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Midwest

The San Diego Padres and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Tuesday at PETCO Park for game one of their series.

The San Diego Padres had a rough weekend in Atlanta but now they head home after an early game on Monday. The Padres are 26-26 at home, 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they have lost their last three games. As a team the Padres are hitting .219 with Seth Smith hitting .295, Yangervis Solarte hitting .280, and Tommy Medica hitting .250. As a team the Padres pitching staff has an ERA of 3.20 with the starters at 3.49 and the bullpen at 2.62. For game one against the Cardinals the Padres start Tyson Ross who has won his last two starts. For the season Ross has allowed 119 hits and 42 earned runs while striking out 143 over 142.2 innings for a 9-10 record and a 2.65 ERA.

San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 7/29/14

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The St. Louis Cardinals continue to chase the Brewers in the NL Central as they are just 1.5 games back. The Cardinals are 27-25 on the road, 5-5 in their last 10 games and they have won their last two games. As a team the Cardinals are hitting .251 with Matt Adams hitting .316, Jon Jay hitting .289, and Matt Carpenter hitting .284. As a team the Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.40 with the starters at 3.36 and the bullpen at 3.47. For game one against the Padres the Cardinals start Lance Lynn who lost last time out to end a run of three wins. For the season Lynn has allowed 118 hits and 43 earned runs while striking out 117 over 127 innings for an 11-7 record and a 3.05 ERA.

San Diego is 7-3 in their last 10 home games, 1-6 against a team with a winning record, and 3-7 in Ross’ last 10 starts. St. Louis is 4-1 against the NL West, 2-5 against a team with a losing record, and 5-1 against a right-handed starter. St. Louis is 2-5 in their last seven games in San Diego.

Ross has been exceptional and my lean is the Padres though I won’t be playing this one. 

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