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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Cardinals vs. Padres on Saturday

We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday’s matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and San Diego Padres.

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) pitches during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium. Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

In the second game on FS1 Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals will play the San Diego Padres at 8:40 p.m. ET. Adam Wainwright will be on the mound for the Cardinals, while the Chris Paddack will start for the Padres. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

Cardinals vs. Padres, 8:40 p.m. ET, FS1

Moneyline pick: Cardinals +115

The Padres took Game 1 on Friday night, winning 5-4 over the Cardinals at PetCo Park. San Diego has four out of their last five games. Joe Musgrove was on the mound for the Padres and only allowed 4 walks, 1 earned run, but struck out 5 in 5.0 IP. Manny Machado went for 2-for-3 at the plate with 2 RBI and 2 walks.

After having a bullpen game on Friday, the Cardinals will look to get a win with veteran pitcher Adam Wainwright on the mound. The 39-year-old has a record of 2-3 and ERA of 3.80 through seven starts this season. In his last start against Colorado, Wainwright was dominant on the mound, allowing 3 hits, 0 zero earned runs, 3 walks, and striking out 5 in 8.1 IP. This season, the veteran starter has a record of 0-1 and 6.52 ERA in two starts on the road. However, in 15 career starts against the Padres, Wainwright has a record of 7-4 and an ERA of 2.19.

Meanwhile, Paddack has a record of 1-3 and ERA of 3.78 through six starts this season. The 25-year-old returned from the 10-day IL last week against the San Francisco Giants. In that game, the 6-foot-5 pitcher only gave up 4 hits, 1 walk, and struck out 4 hitters in only 3.0 IP. The Padres would like to get Paddack into the seventh inning eventually as he has not yet gone 6.0 IP this season. In two home starts this season, the right-handed pitcher is 0-2 with an ERA of 7.00.

Player Prop: Adam Wainwright over 5.5 strikeouts (+112)

After using multiple pitchers out of the bullpen last night, the Cardinals need a strong outing from the 39-year-old Wainwright. The veteran right-handed pitcher has gone over 5.5 strikeouts in four out of seven starts this season. In Wainwright’s last two starts, he had five strikeouts a piece, which is not bad. The Padres are missing a few key players, but they have only struck out 8.08 times per game and 6.67 times in their last three games.

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