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Lee vs Lohse Friday night betting

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Philadelphia duelling St. Louis on Friday at Busch Stadium.

Kyle Lohse gets the call for the St. Louis Cardinals and he will try to build on a 5-1 mark. In the other dugout, Cliff Lee brings a 0-2 ledger to the game for the Phillies as he tries to quiet the Cardinals bats.

View Philadelphia vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cardinals as +100 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest at BetOnline. The over under opened at 7 at Bovada for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals - Phillies odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 2 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 6 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 2 in the National League at 9.3 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. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Philadelphia was a 10-9 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Philadelphia at +123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (19) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Philadelphia looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 10-9 final on Thursday in support of Joe Blanton at Busch Stadium.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

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

 

A few Phillies at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 12 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at St. Louis, Saturday, May 26

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