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David Buchanan Phillies at Home vs St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

St. Louis Cardinals

vs

Philadelphia Phillies
Saturday, August 23, 2014 7:05 PM ET
Citizens Bank Park

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

For the Philadelphia Phillies, David Buchanan gets the ball, charged with keeping the St. Louis Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Shelby Miller, 8-9 on the year.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting St. Louis Cardinals were -124 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 4-3.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Philadelphia Phillies sport a record of 57-71 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 69-58 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game puts the Philadelphia Phillies, most recently No. 23 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the St. Louis Cardinals, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

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How St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Stats Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia Phillies No. 23-rated offense, averaging 3.85 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals defense that ranks No. 11 at 3.83 in runs allowed per game. The Philadelphia Phillies have averaged 8.47 hits per game so far, less than St. Louis Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Philadelphia owns the No. 24 defense, allowing 3.85 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 11-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +165 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 5-4 on Friday behind a start from Kyle Kendrick at Citizens Bank Park.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Betting Odds Trends

St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Philadelphia, Sunday, August 24th