Cardinals visit Philadelphia Phillies in MLB clash
St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds
The visiting Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Citizens Bank Park against the Philadelphia Phillies.
The match puts starter Jamie Garcia for the Cardinals on the hill facing Roy Halladay for the Phillies. Garcia brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Halladay is 1-2 to date on the season.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Cardinals listed as underdogs of -105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 5 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 1 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 8 in the National League at 8.6 hits per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 12 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Philadelphia has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.
St. Louis was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Phillies. They won as -115 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cardinals enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Phillies on Thursday, with Adam Wainwright throwing 7 innings of 9-hit ball at Citizens Bank Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Cardinals at Phillies trends to consider:
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
Philadelphia is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Saturday, April 20