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Baseball odds preview - St. Louis vs. Philadelphia

St. Louis CardinalsPhiladelphia Phillies
Sep 17, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

82-68TEAM RECORD97-52

Baseball bettors look for value at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday as host Philadelphia battles the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball odds action.

Jake Westbrook gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 12-8 on the season. The Phillies, meanwhile, will counter with Roy Oswalt, who will be looking to improve on his 7-9 mark.

View St Louis vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Phillies at No. 1 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 6 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Philadelphia's National League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Phillies have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.3 per nine innings).

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Phillies' league No. 1-ranked defense.

The Cardinals were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. St. Louis needed extra innings to get the job done against the Phillies on Friday as the Cardinals defeated them 4-2 at Citizens Bank Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Phillies trends to consider:
St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Sunday, September 18