MLB Odds: Phillies vs. Cardinals
Cole Hamels (14-9, 2.79 ERA) will head to the mound for the Phillies on Tuesday for Game 3 of their NLDS with the Cardinals.
St. Louis counters with Jaime Garcia (13-7, 3.56 ERA) in the third game of the best-of-five set. The Cardinals tied up the series at one win apiece with a victory in Game 2 on Sunday night.
The heavily favored Phillies are in danger of falling behind 2-1, just like the Yankees in the AL. Check out hundreds of fun player props on all the MLB playoff odds menus at Bovada.
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one will find them as +130 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today over at 5Dimes.
The Cardinals - Phillies odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 5 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 1 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.3 per game. By contrast, the Phillies are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.7 per game.
Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.4 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +165 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 5-4 final on Sunday in support of Chris Carpenter at Citizens Bank Park.
Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Phillies at Cardinals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
St. Louis is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
Philadelphia at St. Louis, Wednesday, October 5