At 9:40 PM ET, the St. Louis Cardinals will take on the San Diego Padres in an NL matchup at PETCO Park in San Diego, CA. The Padres are currently favored to win this game, with a money line of -137 compared to the Cardinals’ +113.

On the mound for the Cardinals is Miles Mikolas, while the Padres will counter with Yu Darvish. The over/under line for this game is set at 7.5 runs, with the over paying out at -119 compared to the under at -103.


The Pick: San Diego Padres Moneyline -137

This game will be played at PETCO Park at 9:40 ET on Tuesday, April 2nd.


  • We have the Padres winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • However, if you’re looking for a run line pick, we like the Cardinals to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

The Cardinals offense came through for Kyle Gibson in the previous game of this series, as he picked up a win in a 6-2 game. Heading into the matchup, the Padres were the slight favorite on the money line at -123.

Both teams hit two home runs, but the Cardinals had a significant advantage in hits, out-hitting the Padres 14-5. Brendan Donovan had a big game for the Cardinals, going 3/4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. He also hit one of the two home runs for St. Louis.

Matt Waldron got the start for the Padres but took the loss after giving up four earned runs in four innings of work. As for Gibson, he went seven innings, giving up two earned runs on four hits.

Cardinals Records & Stats

Miles Mikolas will be making his second start of the season for the St. Louis Cardinals as they take on the San Diego Padres. In his first outing, Mikolas struggled, lasting just 4 1/3 innings while giving up five runs on seven hits. He will look to bounce back and pick up his first win of the season on the road.

Looking at the Cardinals’ player projections, we see that Brendan Donovan has the highest total hits projection on the team, which is 25th best in the league today. Nolan Gorman is not far behind, as he has the top home run projection on the team and 13th best in the league. Willson Contreras also has a solid chance to hit a home run, as his projection is 14th best in the league.

Padres Records & Stats

Yu Darvish will be taking the mound for the San Diego Padres in their home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals. Darvish has made two starts this season, with a no-decision in each outing. In his most recent start, he went five innings, allowing just one earned run on five hits. Darvish will look to build on that performance as he takes the hill for his third start of the season.

For the Padres, we have Xander Bogaerts with the highest total hits projection on the team and the 16th best in the league today. We also have him with the 3rd best odds to hit a home run on the team and 19th in the league. Manny Machado has the 2nd best total hits projection for the Padres and his odds to hit a home run are the best on the team and 10th in the league. Fernando Tatis Jr. is 2nd on the team in terms of home run projections and 17th in the league. Luis Campusano is 2nd on the team in terms of home run projections and 17th in the league.