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St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres Betting Preview – Apr 3, 2024

In the final game of a three game series, the St. Louis Cardinals are on the road at the San Diego Padres on Wednesday. This is the final game of seven in a row on the road for the Cardinals. St. Louis has their home opener on Thursday.

The Cardinals have won the first two games of this series. St. Louis is 3-3 on the season after falling in three out of four to start the season in Los Angeles.

For the Padres, they are 3-5 on the season. San Diego split their first two against the Dodgers, and then split four against the Giants.

The San Diego Padres are -145 over the Cardinals in this game. The total is listed at 8.5 runs.

Thompson Starts for St. Louis

In the win on Tuesday, Willson Contreras hit his second home run in as many days and gave St. Louis the lead. Brendan Donovan recorded two hits as well, at the top of the order for the Cardinals. Donovan is hitting just over .300 on the season.

Nolan Arenado had two hits in the win against the Padres on Monday, and another on Tuesday. He has extended his hitting streak to three games. Paul Goldschmidt hit a homerun on opening day at Dodger Stadium, but has yet to hit one since then.

Zack Thompson is slated to pitch for the Cardinals in this one. The 26 year old went 5.1 innings last Friday against the Dodgers and took the loss. He allowed 6 hits and 5 runs over that time. The Dodgers offense struck out four times in the game.

Musgrove Makes Start #3

For the San Diego Padres, Joe Musgrove is slated to get the start. The 31 year old has made two starts on the season. He has thrown 8.1 innings, and allowed 9 earned runs so far this season. In his last start, he allowed 8 hits over 5.2 innings, and four runs to the Giants.

Fernando Tatis Jr had two hits in the loss on Tuesday. The Padres had 9 in the game, but could not manufacture enough runs. Tatis and Jake Cronenworth are both batting .323 on the season. Luis Campusano had three hits in the game as well, and leads the team in batting, at .400.

Manny Machado has two home runs for the Padres this season and 7 runs batted in. Tatis has three home runs and has just four runs batted in on the season. The Padres are in the Top 10 in team batting average, despite their slow start.

Padres Top Cardinals

Look for the Padres to grab this win on Wednesday. St. Louis finishes their 7 games in 7 days on the road, and will get a chance to head back home, but not before a loss on Wednesday. Our final bet for this game is the San Diego Padres -145 over the St. Louis Cardinals and the UNDER as Musgrove throws well and keeps Cardinals off balance for a 5-3 win. Enjoy the game and good luck!

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