The Cardinals and Padres will face off in this NL matchup at 9:40 PM ET. The Padres are slight favorites in this one, with a moneyline payout of -109 compared to the Cardinals’ -112.

Looking at the over/under line, oddsmakers have set it at 8.5 runs, with the under currently paying out at -119 compared to the over at -104. Kyle Gibson will be on the mound for the Cardinals, while Matt Waldron will get the start for the Padres.

SAN DIEGO PADRES VS ST. LOUIS CARDINALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Diego Padres Moneyline -109

This game will be played at PETCO Park at 9:40 ET on Monday, April 1st.

HOW TO BET THE CARDINALS VS PADRES:

  • We have the Padres winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • If you’re looking for a run line pick, we also like the Padres to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

Cardinals Records & Stats

St. Louis fell to the Dodgers in their last game, losing 5-4. The Cardinals were +143 underdogs in the game. The Cardinals’ offense managed to score a run in five different innings, but the Dodgers were able to score three runs in the 8th inning to take the lead.

Steven Matz got the start for St. Louis, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up two earned runs. John King took the loss for the Cardinals, giving up three runs in the 8th inning. Victor Scott II, Brendan Donovan, and Paul Goldschmidt each drove in two runs for St. Louis.

Kyle Gibson is coming off a season in which he made 33 starts and went 15-9. His ERA for the season was 4.73, and he finished the year with a WHIP of 1.32. In terms of quality starts, Gibson had 18, and he surrendered a total of 23 home runs. For the season, opponents hit .269 off Gibson, and his on-base percentage allowed was .315. In terms of strikeouts per nine innings, Gibson averaged 7.36, while his walks per nine innings came in at 2.58.

For the Cardinals, we have Brendan Donovan as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits. His home run projection is 5th best on the team and 20th best in the league today. Nolan Gorman is our top projected home run hitter on the team and his home run projection is 14th best in the league. Willson Contreras has the 2nd best home run projection on the team and 15th best in the league. Paul Goldschmidt is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 17th best in the league. Nolan Arenado is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits, and his home run projection is 18th best in the league.

Padres Records & Stats

The Padres’ offense was on fire in their 13-4 win over the Giants. They scored five runs in the first inning and four more in the second. Luis Campusano and Ha-Seong Kim both hit home runs, and Campusano finished with four RBIs. Kim had three RBIs.

Michael King got the start for the Padres and went four innings, giving up two earned runs. Daulton Jefferies got the start for the Giants and went just two innings, giving up five earned runs. Thairo Estrada hit a home run for the Giants.

Getting the start for the Padres is right-hander Matt Waldron, who is coming off a season in which he made six starts and eight appearances. Overall, Waldron finished the year with a record of 1-3 and an ERA of 4.36. His WHIP for the season was 1.23, while his batting average allowed was .234. In terms of quality starts, Waldron had just one, and he finished the year with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.6. For the season, he averaged 1.5 walks per game and 6.75 strikeouts per nine innings.

For the Padres, we have some player props available for their game today. Manny Machado has the 2nd highest hits projection on the team and his home run projection is the best on the team and 13th best in the league today. Xander Bogaerts is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits and his home run projection is 4th on the team and 21st in the league. If you’re looking for a longshot, Luis Campusano is 2nd on the team in terms of home run projection and 19th in the league today.