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Cardinals face Philadelphia Phillies: MLB odds preview and stats

St. Louis CardinalsPhiladelphia Phillies
Aug 11, 7:05 PM | GrassCitizens Bank Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Odds

61-52TEAM RECORD51-61

MLB wagering interest swings to the Philadelphia vs St. Louis battle on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Jake Westbrook, with a record of 11-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Cardinals, while the Phillies trot Cliff Lee to the mound in this one. He is 2-6 so far in 2012.

View St Louis vs Philadelphia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Phillies were listed as -135 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 7 (Phillies) and the No. 3 (Cardinals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Philadelphia and its National League No. 11-rated batting order, averaging 4.1 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 1 lineup of the Cardinals at 4.9 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 4.1 runs per game on the highway. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

The Cardinals were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. St. Louis suffered a 3-1 loss against Philadelphia on Friday, as Kyle Lohse 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 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Cardinals at Phillies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games
St. Louis is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 9 games
Philadelphia is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Sunday, August 12