Future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols resumes his quest for career home run No. 700 when he and the St. Louis Cardinals (87-62) face the San Diego Padres (82-66) on Wednesday at Petco Park. The 42-year-old Pujols, who plans to retire after this season, has 698 career home runs, which ranks fourth all-time. Only Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714) have more. San Diego is a -135 favorite in the latest Padres vs. Cardinals odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while St. Louis is a +115 underdog. The over/under for runs scored is 7.5.
First pitch is set for 9:40 p.m. ET from San Diego. The game is one of 15 on the MLB schedule for Wednesday. Elsewhere in the majors, the Yankees slugger Aaron Judge can tie Roger Maris’ storied American League record for most home runs in a season, against the Pirates, and the Guardians and White Sox square off in Chicago. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to see the predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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The model, which ran 10,000 simulations on each of Wednesday’s games, likes Kansas City (+110) to knock off Minnesota. Once the leaders in the AL Central, the Twins (73-75) have struggled on the road in the second half of the season, going 5-21 in their last 26 games away from Target Field. Meanwhile, the Royals (59-89) have been much better at home (35-41) than on the road (24-48) this season.
Kansas City faces a Minnesota team that has struggled in September, going 6-14 in its last 20 games. In September, the Twins have scored just 64 runs and have an OPS of .663. Just four teams have been worse in both offensive categories. See who else to back right here.
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The model also locked in three other best bets for Wednesday, including a play on an even bigger underdog. You can see the model’s MLB Wednesday best bets and parlay only at SportsLine.
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