St. Louis Cardinals (31-28) at San Diego Padres (37-24)

Thursday, October 01, 2020 at 7:08 pm

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The St. Louis Cardinals simply looked dominant for most of game one against the Padres behind Kwang Hyun Kim, and now get a rejuvenated Adam Wainwright on the mound for a potential series-closing game. Wainwright has a career postseason 2.81 ERA and while these two didn’t get to play each other in the regular season, the Cardinals have an edge having gotten extremely familiar with Padres’ starter Zach Davies from his time with the Milwaukee Brewers before going out west. You could argue that Davies was the best pitcher in San Diego’s staff this season, posting a 7-4 record with a 2.73 ERA. Davies only has one inning of postseason experience under his belt though and with so much at stake, I like the veteran presence that Wainwright brings to the bump and getting plus money with him as well is too good to pass on. I’ll side with St. Louis and the plus money as my premium pick for this game.

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