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San Diego Padres vs. St. Louis Cardinals Free MLB Total Pick

Time: 7:15 PM EST Saturday August 16, 2014

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

The St. Louis Cardinals host the San Diego Padres in a National League match up.

In their last games: In Game 2 of this 4-game series yesterday the Cardinals beat the Padres 4-2.

Matt Adams, Kolten Wong and Oscar Taveras all had RBI singles for the Cardinals in their 4-2 win over the Padres yesterday.

The Cardinals are 3-2 against the Padres this season.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Padres are 8-2 in Jesse Hahn’s last 10 starts.

The Cardinals are 0-4 in Shelby Miller’s last 4 home starts.

In the last 4 games between these 2 teams in St. Louis the total has gone Under every time.

The Cardinals are 42-12 in their last 54 home games against the Padres.

Pitching Match Up

San Diego: Jesse Hahn (7-3, 2.52 ERA)
St. Louis: Shelby Miller (8-9, 4.17 ERA

Betting Odds

Money Line: Padres +123 / Cardinals -133
Run Line: Cardinals -1.5 +165
Total Line: U7 +110 runs

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records

San Diego Padres: 57-64 SU / O/U 42-74 / Run Line W/L 57-64
St. Louis Cardinals: 65-56 SU / O/U 52-62 / Run Line W/L 53-68
Key Betting Trends
• SD is 5-2 in their last 7 overall.
• SD is 3-7 in their last 10 road games.
• SD has an Under record of 37-16-3 in their last 56 road games.
• STL is 6-1 in their last 7 home games.
• STL is 5-1 in their last 6 games as a home favorite.
• STL has an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.

Key Player Injuries

PADRES

Yonder Alonso Strained right forearm on 15-day DL(8/13)
Everth Cabrera Strained left hamstring on 15-day DL(8/10)
Andrew Cashner Right shoulder soreness on 15-day DL(6/21)
Robbie Erlin Left elbow soreness on 60-day DL(5/18)
Josh Johnson Strained flexor, right forearm on 60-day DL(3/21)
Casey Kelly Recovery from right elbow surgery on 60-day DL(3/21)
Cory Luebke Left elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(3/7)
Tommy Medica head day-to-day(8/9)
Troy Patton Left shoulder soreness on 60-day DL(6/14)
Carlos Quentin Left knee soreness on 15-day DL(7/27)
Yangervis Solarte Left game – left oblique strain day-to-day(8/13)

CARDINALS

Jaime Garcia Left shoulder surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(6/21)
Yadier Molina Torn ligament, right thumb on 15-day DL(7/10)
Jason Motte Lower back sprain on 15-day DL(8/2)
Michael Wacha Stress reaction, right shoulder on 60-day DL(6/18)

Money Line Pick:

Jesse Hahn has done a bang up job in his first MLB season with a 7-3 record and 2.52 ERA. He’s been even better on the road going 4-1 with a 2.12 ERA and he beat the Cardinals just over two weeks ago pitching a solid 7 innings allowing 1 run and 4 hits. Shelby Miller got lit up for 5 runs in his latest but was sharp in his previous two including 6 innings of 2 run ball. He got taken out of the park 4 times in his last 3 games which is a concern, but with under umpire Bill Welke behind home plate and the under tendencies for both clubs has me on the total.

Take the UNDER 7.5 -120‏

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