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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Citizens Bank Park.
The Cardinals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Lance Lynn in this game. Lynn has a 2-0 record and a 5.40 ERA this season.
The Phillies will counter Lynn with Cliff Lee. Lefthander Lee has a 1.52 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record this season.
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: 9-7 SU
Philadelphia: 7-10 SU
St. Louis most recently:
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 most recently:
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 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's 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
Philadelphia home to St. Louis, Sunday, April 21