Cardinals Vs Padres: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – September 17, 2021

Written By Staff on September 17, 2021

Trent Grisham has 98 hits this season, and will try to collect his 100th when the San Diego Padres (76-70) meet the St. Louis Cardinals (76-69) on Friday at 8:15 PM ET. St. Louis’ (-125 to win) Miles Mikolas starts against San Diego’s (+105) Vince Velasquez.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 17, 2021, 8:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cardinals vs Padres Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Mikolas (STL) Pitcher Velasquez (SD)
0 – 2 W/L 3 – 6
26.1 IP 81.2
5.47 ERA 5.95
1.410 WHIP 1.460
6.2 K/9 9.4
2.7 BB/9 4.7

Cardinals Probable Starter Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas (0-2 with a 5.47 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Cardinals, his seventh of the season.
  • In his last appearance on Saturday against the Reds, the righty went five innings, allowing four earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The opposing Padres offense has the 22nd-ranked slugging percentage (.400) and is 24th in MLB play with 163 home runs. They have a collective .241 batting average, and are 17th in the league with 1168 total hits and 14th in MLB action scoring 663 runs.
  • The Cardinals were the moneyline favorite for two Mikolas starts this season — they lost both.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 17, 2021 at 8:10 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Padres Stats vs Mikolas

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Adam Frazier 32 .375 12 0 3 .394 1.019
Victor Caratini 12 .417 5 0 1 .417 1.000
Eric Hosmer 9 .444 4 1 2 .444 1.333
Fernando Tatis Jr. 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Trent Grisham 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Manny Machado 3 .333 1 1 2 .333 1.666
Jake Marisnick 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.000

Padres Probable Starter Vince Velásquez

  • Velasquez (3-6) will take to the mound for the Padres and make his 18th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Friday, July 30 with the Phillies, when he threw two innings, allowing five earned runs while giving up six hits against the Pirates.
  • The Cardinals rank 16th in MLB with a .241 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 21st in the league (.401) and 167 home runs.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 17, 2021 at 8:10 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Velasquez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nolan Arenado 17 .176 3 0 0 .263 .439
Matt Carpenter 12 .167 2 1 1 .231 .731
Paul Goldschmidt 12 .333 4 1 1 .385 .968
Yadier Molina 9 .222 2 1 2 .222 .889
Paul DeJong 7 .286 2 1 2 .500 1.214
Tommy Edman 4 .500 2 0 0 .500 1.000
Dylan Carlson 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .900
Tyler O’Neill 2 1.000 2 1 2 1.000 3.500
Andrew Knizner 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500
Harrison Bader 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals average 3.7 runs per home game compared to 4.7 per contest on the road.
  • The Cardinals rank 25th in runs scored with 609, 4.2 per game.
  • The Cardinals have been the moneyline favorite 74 total times this season. They’ve gone 45-29 in those games.
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -125 or shorter, St. Louis has a record of 30-17 (63.8%).
  • St. Louis has combined with opponents to go over the total 65 times this season for a 65-72-8 record against the over/under.
  • St. Louis has been named the moneyline favorite by oddsmakers just one time in the last 10 games, and won that matchup.
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Padres Betting Trends

  • The Padres have scored 663 runs (4.5 per game) this season, which ranks 14th in MLB.
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 337 runs (4.7 per game) while plating 326 total at home, an average of 4.3 per contest.
  • This season, the Padres have been the underdog 31 times and won nine, or 29%, of those games.
  • San Diego is 7-13 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +105 or more on the moneyline.
  • Games involving San Diego have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 76 of 146 chances this season.
  • In five games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by oddsmakers, San Diego has a record of 1-4.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has racked up a team-high batting average of .289.
  • Goldschmidt ranks seventh in hits (158), 23rd in RBI (87), 20th in AVG (.289), and 25th in SLG (.495) among the qualified hitters in MLB play.
  • Tyler O’Neill has 23 doubles, a triple, 26 home runs and 34 walks while hitting .281.
  • O’Neill does not rank among the top hitters in the majors among qualified hitters in MLB action.
  • O’Neill heads into this matchup on a five-game hitting streak. During that streak he is hitting .381 with a double, a home run, a walk and five RBIs.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 578 .265 81 10 48 .311 .705
Paul Goldschmidt 546 .289 85 26 87 .359 .854
Nolan Arenado 543 .256 72 32 99 .303 .806
Dylan Carlson 494 .257 70 13 52 .335 .742
Tyler O’Neill 420 .281 71 26 61 .350 .876
Yadier Molina 406 .256 43 11 60 .298 .680
Paul DeJong 324 .194 41 17 41 .286 .669
Harrison Bader 308 .250 31 12 41 .300 .719
Edmundo Sosa 254 .280 36 6 25 .349 .755
Matt Carpenter 191 .168 17 3 21 .298 .570

Padres Players to Watch

  • Fernando Tatis Jr. is batting .289 this season with a team-high 39 home runs.
  • Tatis’ .289 AVG ranks 20th, his .367 OBP ranks 13th, his 39 HR rank fourth, and his 91 RBI rank 18th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Manny Machado leads San Diego in runs batted in with 93 while batting .274 with 24 homers.

Padres Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Manny Machado 514 .274 83 24 93 .336 .817
Jake Cronenworth 511 .270 89 20 63 .342 .808
Eric Hosmer 466 .266 48 11 60 .333 .721
Tommy Pham 438 .231 68 13 43 .339 .716
Fernando Tatis Jr. 419 .289 94 39 91 .367 1.002
Trent Grisham 411 .238 54 14 56 .322 .728
Wil Myers 399 .258 52 17 61 .338 .784
Adam Frazier 386 .324 58 4 32 .386 .834
Jurickson Profar 320 .241 44 4 31 .340 .684
Victor Caratini 277 .213 27 6 33 .284 .591

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