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July 23, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

49-50TEAM RECORD59-37

The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Jonathan Pettibone to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-3. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Shelby Miller, who owns a 9-6 record on the season with a 2.92 ERA.

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Betting Line:
The visitors were +-175 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 1 in the National League and the Phillies at No. 13 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.5 hits per game. The Phillies average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the National League list.

Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 11-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 3-ranked defense.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -108 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Matt Harvey in a losing cause, 5-0, against New York on Sunday.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Padres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -235 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Padres, a 3-2 final on Sunday in support of Adam Wainwright at Busch Stadium.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Phillies at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis' last 15 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at St. Louis, Wednesday, July 24

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