St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

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The St. Louis Cardinals are ready to play the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. This NL matchup will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to Fox Sports Midwest to catch the game.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Odds

St. Louis (+110) is entering this one as the underdog against Philadelphia (-120) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this afternoon’s game at 8.5 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). You can also bet on the games spread with the current runline odds sitting at -190 for the Cardinals +1.5 runs and +165 for the Phillies -1.5.

The Phillies are 38-33 straight up (SU) and 31-39 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 5.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 13.9 units (ATS). Philadelphia has a – ATS mark over its last seven games and the . The Cardinals are 38-33 SU and have gone 33-37 ATS. Overall, the teams lost 6.3 units for moneyline bettors and 5.0 units ATS. St. Louis is – ATS over its last seven games and the .

Philadelphia games have an over/under record of 33-33-4 so far in 2018. The Cardinals have been a decent under bet with a total record of 28-38-4.

Michael Wacha is getting the start for St. Louis. The right-handed Wacha is 8-2 with a 3.24 ERA and 69 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with eight strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against Philadelphia this year.

The Phillies are putting the ball in the hands of righty Jake Arrieta (5-5, 3.33 ERA), who has 49 strikeouts and 24 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.25. Arrieta is 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA in one start against St. Louis this year.

As a unit, Philadelphia’s pitching staff has allowed 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starters have an ERA of 3.81, a WHIP of 1.21 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has a 4.19 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 9.7 K/9.

The Philadelphia hitters have produced 4.3 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 5.6 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .261/.369/.466 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Right fielder Odubel Herrera and second baseman Cesar Hernandez have paced the Phillies batters this year. Herrera is hitting .292/.349/.472 with 11 home runs, 40 RBIs and 34 runs scored, and Hernandez line sits at .262/.372/.384 with seven homers, 25 RBIs, 50 runs and 10 stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, St. Louis pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.35 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.01 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.37, along with a WHIP of 1.23 and a K-per-9 of 8.71.

Cardinals hitters have slashed .244/.316/.399 on their way to 4.3 runs scored per game this year, including 4.3 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.0 per game over the teams last five contests (2-3 SU).

First baseman Jose Martinez and left fielder Marcell Ozuna continue to lead St. Louis offense. Martinez is slashing .314/.383/.508 with 10 home runs, 44 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while Ozuna is hitting .284/.329/.429 with 10 homers, 40 RBIs and 29 runs scored.

St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Phillies, ATS Winner – Cardinals, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • St. Louis has logged 17 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Philadelphia has 18 XBH over its last five.
  • Philadelphia has recorded 21.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 24.0 over its last five.
  • The Cardinals have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.