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St. Louis Cardinals Starter Michael Wacha Out to Silence Philadelphia Phillies Bats in MLB Contest

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Philadelphia Phillies pay a visit to Busch Stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals will rely on Michael Wacha to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Aaron Nola will be his counterpart for the Philadelphia Phillies. Michael Wacha is 2-1 this season, and Aaron Nola is 1-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup found them as -161 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.8-3.1 victory for the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

13-13 St. Louis battles the Phillies, currently with a 15-11 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Philadelphia injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 16-rated Philadelphia Phillies in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.69 hits per game. The Philadelphia Phillies average 7.46 hits per game, good for No. 28 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Phillies own the No. 16 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 10-3 on Monday behind a start from A Wainwright at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games
  • St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia at St. Louis, Wednesday, May 4th