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The Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Busch Stadium.
The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander John Lannan in this game. Lannan has a 2-3 record and a 3.76 ERA this season.
Meanwhile, it'll be Jake Westbrook who starts for the Cardinals. Righthander Westbrook is 6-4 with a 2.88 ERA so far this season.
Philadelphia lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Cardinals on July 23. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Philadelphia has lost 3 straight games.
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.
Philadelphia: 49-51 SU
St. Louis: 60-37 SU
Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Philadelphia's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis's last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
St. Louis home to Philadelphia, Thursday, July 25