The San Diego Padres and St Louis Cardinals will continue their weekend NL series from Major League Baseball on Saturday night. The Padres and Cardinals will get things started from St Louis at 7:15PM Eastern Time and FOX will provide the live television broadcast. Check MLB odds updated at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The MLB odds from this contest have home side St Louis Cardinals favored by -200 odds with the take back on the road underdog San Diego Padres at +170 odds. The run total is lined at 8 ½ runs. Those wagering the run line with the St Louis Cardinals and lays the -1 ½ runs will get back +120 odds. Bettors who chose to take the +1 ½ runs head start will have to lay -120 odds for their run line wager.
The pitching matchup for Saturday will feature erratic right hander Edinson Volquez for the Padres as he will oppose righty starter Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. Volquez on the season is 6-8 in 20 starts with an ERA of 5.74 and WHIP of 1.62. Lynn is 11-4 as he throws his 20th start of the 2013 season with an ERA of 4.00 and WHIP of 1.25.
Game one of this three game weekend series went to the St Louis Cardinals by the score of 9-6 as a -190 betting favorite. The game finished over nine runs. The St Louis Cardinals bats jumped out to the 6-0 lead on Jason Marquis and the San Diego Padres. Jake Westbrook earned his sixth win of the season and he allowed two earned runs and eight hits in 6 1/3rd innings pitched. The Cardinals middle relief allowed Padres offense in the ninth inning and Edward Mujica was summoned to stop the damage as he earned his 27th save for the Cardinals in their win. St Louis has gotten off to a good start this season as they team sits in first place in the NL Central division with a mark of 58-36. St Louis holds a two game lead in the standings over the much improved Pittsburgh Pirates. St Louis is a very good hitting team as the club hits .278 on the year good for second best in all of baseball. San Diego sits in the basement in the NL West with a mark of 42-55.
With our free pick on Saturday we will play on the San Diego Padres and St Louis Cardinals to play over the total of 8 ½ runs. Both pitchers are in bad form and before you play this game read online sportsbook reviews.