Cardinals vs San Diego Padres MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cardinals vs San Diego Padres Prediction 4/1/2024

The San Diego Padres are playing for the first time this season while the St. Louis Cardinals are coming off a loss. The Padres are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cardinals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Giants. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

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The Padres Took The Last Game Of This Series

St. Louis is coming off a 5-4 loss to the Dodgers in their last game. They were the underdog in the game, with a money line of +143. The Cardinals were down 2-1 heading into the 6th inning, but scored two runs to take a 3-2 lead. The Dodgers would score three runs in the 8th inning to take a 5-3 lead, and the Cardinals could only score one run in the 9th.

Steven Matz got the start for St. Louis, going 5 1/3 innings and giving up two earned runs. He also struck out three batters. The Cardinals had three players finish with two RBIs, with Victor Scott II leading the team with two runs scored.

Kyle Gibson Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Kyle Gibson will be making his first start of the season for the Cardinals after going 15-9 last year with the Orioles. In his 33 starts, he had an ERA of 4.73 and a WHIP of 1.32. His batting average allowed was .269, and he gave up a total of 23 home runs. Gibson’s strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 2.9, and he averaged 1.7 walks per game.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

For the Cardinals, we have Brendan Donovan as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits. If you’re looking for a home run bet, our model likes Nolan Gorman as the most likely Cardinal to go deep. Willson Contreras has the 2nd best home run projection on the team and 15th best in the league today. As for Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, they are 3rd and 4th in terms of home run projections on the team.

The Padres Took The Last Game Of This Series

The San Diego Padres cruised to a 13-4 win over the San Francisco Giants. The Padres jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, and they never looked back. The Giants’ offense was held to just five hits, while the Padres finished with 16.

Michael King got the start for the Padres, going four innings and giving up two earned runs. Daulton Jefferies got the start for the Giants, going just two innings and giving up five earned runs. Luis Campusano and Ha-Seong Kim each had four RBIs for the Padres.

Matt Waldron Gets The Start For The Padres

Getting the start for the Padres today is right-hander Matt Waldron. Last season, Waldron made a total of eight appearances, six of which were starts. His record for the season was 1-3, and he finished with an ERA of 4.36. Waldron’s WHIP for the year was 1.23, and his batting average allowed was .234. In terms of quality starts, he had just one, and his FIP for the season was 5.46. On the year, Waldron gave up a total of nine home runs, and his strikeouts per nine innings was 6.75. His walks per nine innings was 2.61, and his walks per game average was 1.5.

Padres Offense Breakdown

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For the Padres, we have a few player props to consider. Manny Machado has the 2nd highest hits projection on the team and is our top projected player to hit a home run for the Padres. His home run projection is 13th best in the league today. Xander Bogaerts is our top projected player in terms of total hits and has the 4th best home run projection on the team. Luis Campusano is 2nd in terms of home run projections for the Padres and 19th in the league today.


Cardinals vs Padres Prediction


We are predicting the Padres to pick up a 6-5 win over the Cardinals in this one. With the Padres being the home team, we would recommend taking them on the money line, where they are currently at -109.

Looking at the starting pitchers, our projections have Matt Waldron finishing with six strikeouts compared to Kyle Gibson with four. However, Waldron is projected to finish with two earned runs compared to Gibson with 3.5.

Offensively, our projections have the Cardinals finishing with nine hits compared to the Padres with nine. However, the Cardinals are projected to finish with more home runs, and the Padres are actually one of the worst teams in terms of projected home runs.

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