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Cardinals face Philadelphia Phillies: MLB odds preview and stats

St. Louis CardinalsPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 12, 1:35 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

62-52TEAM RECORD51-62

St. Louis pays a visit to Philadelphia on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Phillies bats in baseball action at Citizens Bank Park.

Vance Worley will take the mound for Philadelphia, and he'll carry a 6-7 record into the contest. Lance Lynn gets the ball for St. Louis; he's 13-5 so far this season.

View St Louis vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Phillies as +105 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 7 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.8 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.5 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +126 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Cliff Lee and the Phillies 4-1 on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis' last 13 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Philadelphia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Arizona, Tuesday, August 14
Philadelphia at Miami, Monday, August 13

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