St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres - 9/22/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres - 9/22/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres (82-66) vs St. Louis Cardinals (87-62)

Game Info: Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 4:10 pm (Petco Park)

Joe Musgrove (10-7) (3.16) vs Jack Flaherty (0-1) (4.70)

Betting Odds: San Diego Padres -141 / St. Louis Cardinals +110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Petco Park. The Padres have won the first two games of this series. 

The Cardinals sit with an 87-63 record overall and they have failed to score the last two games. The Cardinals offense has been strong all season averaging 4.78 runs per game which is 4th best in the league. The pitching has also been good giving up 3.95 runs per game which is 8th in the league. Paul Goldschmidt has hit 35 home runs and driven in 112 RBIs so far this season. 

The Padres sit with an 83-66 record overall and they have had strong pitching in the first two games of this series. The Padres have a ton of talent with the offense but the offense hasn’t lived up to the expectations. The Padres are averaging 4.38 runs per game which is 13th in the league. Manny Machado has hit 29 home runs and driven in 93 RBIs so far this season. 

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On the mound for the Cardinals will be Jack Flaherty who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 5.09. In his last start against the Reds he went five innings giving up six hits and four runs. 

On the mound for the Padres will be Joe Musgrove who sits with a 10-7 record and an ERA of 3.16. In his last start against the St. Louis Cardinals, he went six innings giving up four hits and zero runs. 

The Padres are 1-5 in Musgroves last 6 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The under is 6-0 in the Padres last six games against a right-handed starter. The Under is 7-1 in Cardinals last 8 road games vs. a team with a winning record. The Padres are 1-5 in Musgroves last 6 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.

Flaherty in his last start really struggled giving up four runs, and he’s going to be lit up again in this game. Flaherty gave up four runs, and the Padres will score at least four runs off of him here. Musgrove is going to have another strong start here, and the Padres will secure the win here. 

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