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April 20, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Phillies in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

Lance Lynn, with a record of 2-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Cardinals, while the Phillies trot Cliff Lee to the mound in this one. He is 2-0 so far in 2013.

View St Louis vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Phillies as -144 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 5-rated Phillies and the league No. 1-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 12-rated National League offense, averaging 3.7 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 6 in the National League at 4 in runs allowed per game. The Phillies have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, more than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the National League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were an 8-2 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +112 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis suffered an 8-2 loss against Philadelphia on Friday, as Jaime Garcia wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

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

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

A few Cardinals at Phillies trends to consider:
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games at home
Philadelphia is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Louis
Philadelphia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Sunday, April 21