Cardinals vs. Padres - 7/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (39-43) at St. Louis Cardinals (51-28)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 5, 2015 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
I Kennedy (4-7) (4.86) vs. L Lynn (5-4) (2.74)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -168 / San Diego Padres +158 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-SD, FSN-MW
The San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals end a four-game series Sunday afternoon.
The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Padres have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Padres have won four of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Justin Upton leads San Diego with 79 hits and 46 RBI while Derek Norris and Matt Kemp have combined for 86 RBI. The San Diego Padres have split their last 10 road games. Ian Kennedy gets the ball, and he’s 4-7 with a 4.86 ERA and 70 strikeouts this season. Kennedy is 2-4 with a 9.00 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Cardinals have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 90 hits and 42 RBI while Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter have combined for 75 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have lost four of their last five home games. Lance Lynn takes the hill, and he’s 5-4 with a 2.74 ERA and 89 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 2-2 with a 3.52 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
The Padres are 3-9 in their last 12 games vs. a right-handed starter and 6-2 in Kennedys last 8 Sunday starts. The Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 4 of a series and 4-1 in Lynns last 5 starts. The Padres are 16-46 in the last 62 meetings in St. Louis.
The one consistent with both of these teams is that they can't put runs on the board with any consistency. With high chalk on the Cards, the under seems to be the better play with value.