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MLB Playoffs: Phillies vs. Cards Odds

Lance Berkman and the Cardinals will play host to the Phillies in Game 4 of their National League Division Series on Wednesday night, knowing they let Game 3 sllip away.

Edwin Jackson (12-9, 3.79 ERA) is slated to start for the Cardinals on Wednesday, with Roy Oswalt (9-10, 3.69 ERA) getting the ball for the Phillies. Philadelphia won Game 3 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 series lead.

Oswalt hammered the Cardinals in September but has struggled against them in recent years, with his team going 1-7 in his prior eight starts against St. Louis.

Oswalt is 5-0 with a 3.25 ERA in 10 career postseason starts, including 2-0 with a 3.15 ERA in three against the Cardinals.

But check out the Cardinal run against RHP starters - before losing to Roy Halladay in Game 1, the Cards were on a 15-3 run against righty starters. [ Bet tons of player props on strikeouts and home runs and more at Bovada today ]

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one will find them as +105 underdogs on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 5-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 1-rated Phillies in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between St. Louis and its National League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 7 lineup of the Phillies at 4.4 runs per outing.

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's National League No. 1-rated defense.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -123 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Philadelphia looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 3-2 final on Tuesday in support of Cole Hamels at Busch Stadium.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Phillies at Cardinals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia home to St. Louis, Friday, October 7