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MLB Betting: Cardinals vs. Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies send out their main assassin to kill off the St. Louis Cardinals in NLDS betting action Friday night.

The Phillies fell into a 2-2 tie in the best-of-five series on Wednesday night with a 5-3 road loss to the Cardinals. Philly will send ace Roy Halladay, Game 1's winner, to the mound on Friday against Chris Carpenter.

Halladay is 4-1 is five outings against the Cards since 2005 and the Phillies won 15 of his past 20 road starts. St. Louis meanwhile has lost four of Carpenter's last five home starts.

But check out Carpenter's career starts against the Phillies. Since 2001, he has made 10 starts against them and the Cards have won 9!

View St Louis vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Phillies as -190 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 6.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Phillies, most recently No. 1 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 5 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Philadelphia owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.7 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.3 per game.

Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 9-rated defense.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +102 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 5-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Edwin Jackson at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Cardinals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games
St. Louis is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
St. Louis is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Philadelphia's last 25 games
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis

 

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