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Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
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.
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.
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.
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
Philadelphia at St. Louis, Wednesday, July 24