2:15 p.m. ET: San Diego Padres (76-71) at St Louis Cardinals (77-69)
Odds: Padres +100 / Cardinals -108
Total: 9.5 -105 / -115
The Cardinals extended their winning streak to 7 games with an 8-2 victory over the Padres on Friday and a 3-2 triumph on Saturday. This surge allowed the Cardinals (78-69) to move 2 games up on the Cincinnati Reds and 2 1/2 games over the Padres (76-72) and Philadelphia Phillies in the race for the second wild card in the National League. The Cardinals have won 9 of their past 10 to move nine games over .500 for the first time this season. Meanwhile, the Padres have lost 7 of their past 9 games. The Padres have struggled on the road, entering Saturday 32-40 on the year, and Arrieta getting the start doesn’t put the Padres in a good spot. Happ has improved since coming over from Minnesota at the trade deadline and the Cardinals have momentum on their side with 7 straight wins. Take the Cardinals to complete the sweep.
The Bookie: Cardinals -108 / Over 9.5 -105
Fade the Public: Padres / Under
Sharp Action: Padres / Over