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Baseball Odds - Cardinals at Padres

Baseball odds handicappers are beginning to think that the St. Louis Cardinals are the team to beat in the National League Central Division race.
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Baseball odds do not favor the San Diego Padres for much at all this season although they still have capable pitching that can get the cash with the MLB betting odds.

The San Diego Padres will host the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night with a starting time of 10:05 PM ET.  Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this late night National League matchup so be sure to open your account and have it ready for action today.

The scheduled probable starting pitchers for this one are Kyle McClellan for the Cardinals and Aaron Harang for the Padres.

St. Louis had a slim lead over the Cincinnati Reds for first place in the National League Central with a record of 27-20.  The Redbirds were 13-11 on the road and went under the total in just 6 out of their 24 away games.

The Cardinals were one of the better balanced teams in MLB betting as they ranked 8th in the major leagues for runs scored and 8th for staff earned run average.  McClellan has proven to be one of the aces on the staff with a 6-1 record and a 3.43 earned run average.

Fernando Salas has gotten off to a great start as closer with 6 saves and a 0.92 earned run average. The offense has been led by Lance Berkman’s .349 average as the veteran also had a team best 11 home runs and 35 runs batted in.

Harang has been one of the top betting MLB online assets for San Diego with a record of 5-2 and a 4.31 earned run average.  San Diego ranked 7th for staff earned run average but was 26th for run production.  The Padres were struggling at home with a mark of 8-17.

St. Louis has had good long term success with the Padres as entering this series they had 14 wins in the last 20 games between the teams with 12 of those 20 games going over the total.  The Cardinals beat the baseball odds in 12 of their last 20 games at San Diego with just 5 of the last 18 games between the teams in San Diego going over the total.