Padres vs. Cardinals Prediction: Odds, Line & Insights for April 3

The St. Louis Cardinals (3-3) seek to complete a series sweep as they take a 2-0 lead into the finale versus the San Diego Padres (3-5) at 4:10 PM ET on Wednesday from PETCO Park. The Padres are favored (-160) by bookmakers to prevent the sweep and pick up their first win of the series. Joe Musgrove gets the starting nod for San Diego while Zack Thompson is St. Louis' starter for the contest.

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Padres vs. Cardinals Predictions

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Moneyline Odds & Pick

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Moneyline Pick Score Prediction
Padres -160 +135 Cardinals Cardinals 8, Padres 7

Moneyline Insights

  • San Diego has put together a 1-4 record in games it was favored on the moneyline (winning 20% of those games).
  • This season, St. Louis has been the underdog six times and won three of those games.
  • The Padres have played as moneyline favorites of -160 or shorter in only one game this season, which they lost.
  • The Cardinals are 1-3 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +135 or more on the moneyline.
  • Based on this contest's moneyline, San Diego's implied win probability is 61.5%.

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Total Odds & Pick

Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Over/Under Pick
8.5 -105 -115 Over 8.5 runs

Total Insights

  • San Diego and its opponents have gone over the total this season in five of eight opportunities.
  • Contests with St. Louis has gone over the total set by bookmakers in two of six chances this season.

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Padres vs. Cardinals Probable Starting Pitchers

Padres: Joe Musgrove

  • Musgrove will get the start for the Padres, his third of the season.
  • He has pitched in two games this season with an ERA of 9.72, a batting average against of .405 and 5.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • The Padres were favored on the moneyline for one Musgrove start this season -- they lost.
  • His team split the two matchups he's appeared in this season.
  • Musgrove's two starts with a total this season both went over.

Cardinals: Zack Thompson

  • The Cardinals' Thompson will make his second start of the season.
  • He has pitched to an 8.44 ERA this season with 6.8 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 3.4 walks per nine across one game.
  • His team lost his only start as an underdog this season.
  • Thompson's team lost in his only start this season.
  • The only game started by Thompson with a total this season hit the over.

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How to Watch Padres vs. Cardinals

  • Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Venue: PETCO Park
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