San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/7/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (72-67) at San Diego Padres (62-78)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 9:10 pm (PETCO Park)
L Lynn (10-6) (2.99) vs. C Richard (6-13) (4.94)
The Line: San Diego Padres +135 / St. Louis Cardinals -145 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSSD, FSMW
The St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres meet Thursday in MLB action at Petco Park.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in this series and five or more runs in six of their last nine games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six straight games when scoring more than one run. Yadier Molina leads the Cardinals with 124 hits and 65 RBI while Tommy Pham and Jedd Gyorko have combined for 224 hits and 125 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 10-6 with a 2.99 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 3-2 with a 3.25 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Padres have scored five runs in this series and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The San Diego Padres have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Wil Myers leads the Padres with 118 hits and 64 RBI while Manuel Margot and Cory Spangenberg have combined for 214 hits and 80 RBI. Clayton Richard gets the ball, and he is 6-13 with a 4.94 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. Richard is 3-1 with a 4.39 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. National League West, 3-8 in Lynns last 11 road starts and 0-4 in Lynns last 4 starts. The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 vs. National League Central, 2-5 in Richards last 7 home starts and 4-1 in Richards last 5 starts. The Cardinals are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in San Diego, 9-2 in the last 11 meetings and the under is 4-1 in Lynns last 5 starts vs. Padres.
The Cardinals are making the most out of this series and looking to complete the sweep as they hope to remain in the thick of a playoff race. Lynn has been money all season long with an ERA under three and the Cards are due to get him a victory after constant blown chances as of late. Richard has been more than hittable this season and hasn't had much success at home. I'll side with the Cards and the reasonable price to complete the sweep.