Two teams bound for the playoffs meet today as the San Diego Padres host the St. Louis Cardinals at Petco Park in San Diego.. The Cardinals have a comfortable lead in the NL Central and are a virtual lock for a playoff spot while the Padres are in the second wildcard spot and have a nice cushion over the fourth place Brewers. This is the final game of a three game set.
The San Diego Padres are getting hot at the right time. They had won 4 straight coming into Wednesday’s game, including the opening game of this series with the Cardinals, as Mike Clevinger blanked the hard hitting Cardinals for 0 runs on 3 hits in 5.2 innings to get the 5-0 win. Manny Machado, Ha-Seong Kim, and Juan Soto each had 2 hits, with Kim slugging a home run.
They were second in the wildcard race as of yesterday, holding a game and a half lead over the Phillies, who are third. They were 4 games up on the fourth place Brewers, so their chances of making the playoffs look pretty good. Fortunately for them, the Padres have a team ERA of 3.87 this season, which ranks 11th in the majors.
The Cardinals have been one of the hottest teams in baseball in the second half of the season and it has allowed them to not only overtake the Brewers in their division, but run away from them. Heading into yesterday’s game, the Cardinals held an 8.5 game lead and are a virtual lock for the playoffs.
They have been buoyed by the fourth best offense in the league led by sluggers Paul Goldschmidt, who is batting .322 with 35 homers and 115 RBI, and Nolan Arenado, who is hitting .298 with 29 home runs and 98 RBI.
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St. Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres Game Information
- Date: 09/22/2022
- Time: 04:10 PM ET
- Location: Petco Park, San Diego, California.
- How to Watch: Cardinals vs Padres ESPN+
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Cardinals vs Padres Betting Lines
Cardinals are +135 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $135. On the other side, Padres are -150 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $67.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Cardinals at a 42.55% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Padres have 60.00% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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