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Phillies vs Cardinals Baseball Game Preview

Philadelphia PhilliesSt. Louis Cardinals
May 27, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The visiting Phillies hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Roy Halladay gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Phillies on this day; he's 4-4 on the season. The Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Adam Wainwright, who will be looking to improve on his 3-5 mark.

View Philadelphia vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Cardinals as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 2 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Phillies sit at a National League No. 6 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (5.2 runs per game) against a Phillies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.7 hits per game, more than the Phillies have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Philadelphia owns the National League's No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at +150 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kyle Kendrick chucked 9 shutout innings at the Cardinals in their last game, striking out 4 in a 4-0 win against St. Louis in baseball action at Busch Stadium.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

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

A few Phillies at Cardinals trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 8 games on the road
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 15 of St. Louis' last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of St. Louis' last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
St. Louis is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at NY Mets, Monday, May 28
St. Louis at Atlanta, Monday, May 28