St. Louis Cardinals @ San Diego Padres Matchup Preview - September 20th, 2022

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The St. Louis Cardinals enter the game as the 4th ranked team per THE BAT X's Power Rankings and will battle the 27th ranked Padres at Petco Park. The Cardinals rank 3rd in MLB in wOBA and will likely lean on their offense as they attempt to win today. When the Padres have found success this year, it's been through their bullpen, which ranks 7th in baseball according to THE BAT.

St. Louis Cardinals Insights

  • The St. Louis Cardinals infield defense profiles as the 2nd-best on the slate.

  • Andrew Knizner has an 88th percentile opposite-field rate on his flyballs (35.7%) and will be challenged by baseball's 6th-deepest RF fences today.

San Diego Padres Insights

  • THE BAT X projects Mike Clevinger to throw 99 pitches today (4th-most on the slate), considering both his underlying tendencies and the matchup.

  • Josh Bell is an extreme groundball batter and matches up with the strong infield defense of St. Louis (#2-best of all teams on the slate today).

Betting Trends

  • The San Diego Padres have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 16 of their last 28 games (+4.95 Units / 16% ROI)

  • The St. Louis Cardinals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 7 of their last 15 games (+1.45 Units / 9% ROI)

  • Ha-Seong Kim has hit the Runs Under in 16 of his last 18 games at home (+11.40 Units / 32% ROI)