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Take Padres in MLB Game Picks To Exact Revenge From Cardinals

Teams look to break even when the Saint Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres continue their three-game series on Tuesday. After a tough first series with the Dodgers, St. Louis is one game below .500 after opening its series against San Diego with a win, while the Padres are in the same position. St. Louis will be trying to capture the series early, but MLB odds favor the Padres at home.


Take Padres in MLB Game Picks To Exact Revenge From Cardinals
Take Padres in MLB Game Picks To Exact Revenge From Cardinals

Cardinals vs Padres Game Information

  • Game: Cardinals (2-3) vs Padres (3-4)
  • Location: Petco Park, San Diego
  • Date/Time: April 2, 9:40 p.m. ET
  • Cardinals vs Padres Live Stream: MLB.tv


The San Diego Padres will try to get their first win of the series when they clash with the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday at Petco Park. MLB betting lines favor the Padres, with the sportsbook setting the total at eight runs.


Cardinals vs Padres Odds and Spreads


  • The Padres are 10-1 in their last 11 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
  • The Padres are 7-1 in their last eight games following a loss.
  • The Padres are 6-1 in their last seven when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
  • The Cardinals are 0-7 in Miles Mikolas’ last seven starts after allowing 2 runs or fewer in their previous game.
  • The Cardinals have lost seven of their last eight road games against NL West opponents following a win.
  • The Padres have won each of their last six home games against NL Central opponents following a home loss.


Cardinals vs Padres Moneyline Pick: San Diego Padres (-130)

San Diego lost the series opener following some offensive struggles, but should be able to get back on track.

The Padres have the superior pitching matchup with Yu Darvish already making his third start compared to Miles Mikolas for St. Louis. Darvish was in his first two games, boasting a 1.04 ERA. He is coming off a seven-strikeout game against the Giants, allowing one earned run in five innings.

Though Mikolas had his moments last season, he didn’t end it on a high note, and he appears to be picking up where he left off. In his first start of 2024, Mikolas allowed five earned runs in 4⅓ innings, giving up two homers. San Diego’s lineup didn’t have the strongest series opener, but with Mikolas’ issues, they should have no problem bouncing back.

With the Cardinals’ batters also struggling against stronger pitchers, Darvish should be able to keep their scoring down and help San Diego get the win.



Cardinals vs Padres Player Prop: Yu Darvish 7+ Strikeouts (+110)

Darvish has the opportunity for another strong game against this Cardinals lineup. After coming off a seven-strikeout game against San Francisco, Darvish faces a team that has struggled with strikeouts this season.

The Cardinals struck out 13 times in their series opener with San Diego, including seven against Padres starter Matt Waldron. St. Louis also averaged double-digit strikeouts in its series with LA, averaging 10.8 in the series loss while averaging 6.8 strikeouts to the Dodgers’ starters. With Darvish’ strong start and the Cards’ issues at the plate, he should be a solid play.



Cardinals vs Padres Prediction

Padres 6, Cardinals 3



Questions Of The Day

What was the score of the series opener?

The Cardinals defeated the Padres 6-2 in the series opener.

Will the game go over or under the total of eight runs?

With Mikolas’ struggles and San Diego looking to bounce back, the game should exceed the total of eight runs.

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