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Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Pick and Odds Preview

MLB wagering interest swings to the Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals battle on Wednesday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Mike Leake in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-3 mark on the year. Philadelphia counters with Adam Morgan, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Philadelphia Phillies listed as underdogs of 160 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.1-2.9 win for the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 13-14 heading into this matchup, while the Philadelphia Phillies sit at 16-11 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Philadelphia injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 3 and the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at No. 16.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 2 ranked offense (5.67 runs per game) against a Philadelphia Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 at 4 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 9.44 hits per game, more than the Philadelphia Phillies have managed so far this season (7.37 hits on average).

Philadelphia brings the No. 13-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 16-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Aaron Nola chucked 7 shutout innings at the Cardinals in their last game, striking out 7 in a 1-0 win against St. Louis in baseball action at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at St. Louis, Thursday, May 5th

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