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San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals

April 3, 2024




The St. Louis Cardinals will be going for their first series sweep on Wednesday afternoon when they travel to San Diego, California, to face the San Diego Padres at Petco Park for Game 3 of their series with the Padres. The game is scheduled to start at 4:10 PM ET and air at 4:10 PM ET on MLB Network and Bally Sports Midwest.

St. Louis Cardinals Team Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to improve to above .500 for the first time this season when they face the San Diego Padres in game three of their series on Wednesday afternoon. The Cardinals dominated the first two games of the series against the San Diego Padres following a 5-2 win in game two of the series on Tuesday night. 

St. Louis has outscored San Diego 11 to 4 runs in the first two games of the series on the road. St. Louis scored two runs in the 6th and 8th innings, which included Willson Contreras hitting a two-run home run in the 6th inning, which also scored Brendan Donovan to take a 3-2 lead in the game. St. Louis will be going for their series win of the 2024 MLB season when they face San Diego in Game 3 of their series.

San Diego Padres Team Preview

The San Diego Padres have dropped below .500 after losing their first two games of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals. They had previously split their first two series against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants 1-1 and 2-2. The Padres entered the series against the Cardinals, hitting the ball well and averaging 7.5 runs per game. However, they have only scored four runs during the first two games against the Cardinals, including a 2-5 loss in game two of the series against St. Louis. 

The Padres have still hit the ball well, compiling 14 hits during the first two games of the series. However, they have left seven runners in scoring position against the Cardinals during the first two games of the series. The San Diego Padres will look to avoid the series sweep when they host the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon. 

Odds and Series Trends

JustBet has the San Diego Padres listed as -145 moneyline favorites at home against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon. The St. Louis Cardinals have dominated the first two games of the regular season series and outscored the Padres by 11 to 4 runs while winning five of the previous seven games against San Diego.

Game Pick

San Diego has lost four of their last five games, including the series' first two games against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Padres have also lost five of their last seven games at home. The Cardinals have also won five of the previous seven games in the series. I look for those trends to continue, so I am taking the moneyline for the St. Louis Cardinals when they travel to face the San Diego Padres in Game 3 of the series on Wednesday afternoon. 

Spooky Express Pick: St. Louis Cardinals Moneyline (+125)