Padres vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 8/30/23

St. Louis Cardinals (56-76) vs San Diego Padres (62-70)

Game Info: Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Miles Mikolas (6-10) (4.66) vs Rich Hill (7-13) (5.28)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -108 / San Diego Padres -102 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Busch Stadium. The two teams have split the first two games of this series. 

Can the Padres Finally Find Some Success? 

The Padres struggled over the weekend against the Milwaukee Brewers but they bounced back on Monday. The pitching was good giving up only one run and that led to the three run victory. Blake Snell was lights out going seven innings giving up two hits and nine strikeouts. The Padres are averaging 4.49 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.09 runs per game. The offense is ranked 14th and the pitching is ranked 5th, but that just hasn’t been resulting in wins. On the mound for the Padres will be Rich Hill who sits with a 7-13 record and an ERA of 5.21. In his last start against the Brewers he went 2.2 innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

The Cardinals Have Been Disappointing

It’s another wasted season for the Cardinals and they come into this game with a 56-76 record overall. The biggest issue heading into this game for St. Louis has been the offense. Over the last four games the Cardinals have scored only four runs total. Overall the Cardinals are averaging 4.49 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.07 runs per game. The offense is ranked 14th while the pitching is ranked 25th. On the mound for the Cardinals is Miles Mikolas who sits with a 6-10 record and an ERA of 4.66. 

Shane’s Free Pick

There are a lot better games to bet on the board, but in this game, it’s going to be the Cardinals that are going to get the job done. Rich Hill hasn’t been going deep in games and he currently sits with an ERA of 5.21. The Cardinals bats are going to find a way to get going here, and that will be enough for St. Louis to get the job done. Back the Cardinals on the money line.

Shane’s Pick Cardinals ML

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