John Lannan, Jake Westbrook take mound in Cardinals vs Phillies tilt
Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.
The Cardinals will rely on Jake Westbrook to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while John Lannan will be his counterpart for the Phillies. Jake Westbrook is 6-4 this season, and John Lannan is 2-3.
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this matchup found them as -179 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 1 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Phillies, who rate a National League No. 13 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 6 in the National League at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 1 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Cardinals on July 23. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to St. Louis on Tuesday at Busch Stadium.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Phillies at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis' last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
Philadelphia at St. Louis, Thursday, July 25