Kyle Kendrick vs Lance Lynn matchup featured in MLB action
Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between St. Louis and Philadelphia on Thursday, with the host Cardinals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Kyle Kendrick, with a record of 9-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Phillies, while the Cardinals trot Lance Lynn to the mound in this one. He is 11-5 so far in 2013.
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:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Phillies offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Phillies hitters have managed (8.7 per nine innings).
Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 11-3 result against the Cardinals on July 24. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia suffered a 11-3 loss against St. Louis on Wednesday, as John Lannan wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Detroit are 6-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Atlanta are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Phillies at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Philadelphia's last 15 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 12 games
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia at Detroit, Friday, July 26
St. Louis at Atlanta, Friday, July 26