MLB Preview: Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals

by Dirty on July 20, 2010

Phillies and Braves Betting The Philadelphia Phillies will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Tuesday when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Jamie Moyer in this game. Moyer has a 9-9 record and a 4.88 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it’ll be ace Chris Carpenter who starts for the Cardinals. Righthander Carpenter is 10-3 with a 3.16 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 183-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.

Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three runs batted in to lead the Cardinals past the Phillies 8-4 on Monday night.

St. Louis cashed as -125 home favorites, while the teams played OVER the 9-run total set by oddsmakers.

Jon Jay was 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Cardinals, as Brad Hawksworth allowed four runs over six innings to get the win for St. Louis.

Shane Victorino knocked in two runs for Philadelphia, while losing pitcher Kyle Kendrick was rocked for seven runs over five innings for the Phillies.

Current streak:
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.
St. Louis has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 48-44 SU
St. Louis: 52-41 SU

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
St. Louis home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 21

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