The Major League Baseball is back in action on Saturday evening as the St Louis Cardinals will face the San Diego Padres at Petco Park in game three of their four-game series. The Cardinals took game one by a score of 2-1 and game two with a score of 9-5. The Cardinals will start with the right-handed pitcher Michael Wacha and the Padres will counter with Tyson Ross
St Louis Cardinals Form
The St Louis Cardinals started this series after a losing the lost two games in a row against the Twins. The Cards were also outscored 13-1 in those two games. However, they were able to bounce back as they won the first two games against the Padres. Combined with that, St Louis is having a solid start to the season as they are currently in first place in the National League Central. The Cardinals have averaged 4.69 runs per game and have conceded an average of 4.00 runs per game on the road.
On the offensive side of their game, the Cardinals have been in average form as they are placed on the 17th spot in the league in scoring an average of 4.29 runs per game, while also being on the 26th spot in hitting at .229 and 15th in homers with a total of 43 so far. On the mound, they have solid stats as they are the 3rd best team in the league in ERA at 3.32 while also being 12th in WHIP at 1.28 and 27th in K’s with 285.
San Diego Padres Form
The San Diego Padres have not started well this season as they are facing many problems in their game. The Padres had problems on the offensive part of the game and their pitching has been below average so far. It seems that they do not have good offensive players in the current roster and their pitching is not good enough to compensate for the offensive weakness. The Padres have averaged 3.67 runs per game and have allowed 5.12 runs per game here at home so far.
Their offensive stats so far this season has been poor as they are placed on the 29th spot in the league in scoring an average of 3.69 runs per game, while also ranking 30th in hitting at .226 and 25th in homers with a total of 35. On the mound, their stats are below average so far as they head into this game on the 18th spot in the league in ERA at 4.26, while also ranking 22nd in WHIP at 1.41 and 6th in K’s with 359.
The Padres are one of the worst teams this season. They just can’t find their offensive form these days. On the other side, the Cardinals have been playing well and they won the first two games of this series. They aim to keep their 1st place in the National Lague Central and this game is a must win for them. I expect the Cardinals to win this one too.
My Free Pick & Prediction for St Louis Cardinals vs San Diego Padres today on 5/12/2018 is: Take the St Louis Cardinals -120 (money line bet)
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