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Philadelphia favored by -113 against St. Louis on Thursday

St. Louis CardinalsPhiladelphia Phillies
April 18, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

8-6TEAM RECORD6-9

Baseball bettors look for value at Citizens Bank Park on Thursday as host Philadelphia battles the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Cole Hamels for the Phillies (0-2 on the year) and Adam Wainwright for St. Louis (2-1 so far).

View St Louis vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Cardinals listed as underdogs of +-113 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 5-rated Phillies in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.5 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 7.9 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 13 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 3-rated defense.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 5-0 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. A.J. Burnett shut down the Cardinals in their last game, striking out 8 in a 5-0 shutout over St. Louis in baseball action at PNC Park.

Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 11-2 result against the Reds on April 17. Bettors who backed the Reds at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Philadelphia suffered a 11-2 loss against Cincinnati on Wednesday, as John Lannan wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

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

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Phillies trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Friday, April 19

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