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MLB betting line favors Cardinals over Phillies

Philadelphia PhilliesSt. Louis Cardinals
June 23, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

47-28TEAM RECORD40-35

MLB wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Philadelphia battle on Thursday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Cardinals will rely on Chris Carpenter to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Roy Oswalt will be his counterpart for the Phillies. Chris Carpenter is 1-7 this season, and Roy Oswalt is 4-5.

View Philadelphia vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
St. Louis opened as -105 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Cardinals) and the No. 1 (Phillies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Phillies average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 14-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -148 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Phillies didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out St. Louis 4-0 on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Oakland are 4-5
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 7-2
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Phillies at Cardinals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games
St. Louis is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Oakland, Friday, June 24
St. Louis home to Toronto, Friday, June 24

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