MLB Preview: Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals

by Dirty on July 19, 2010

St. Louis Cardinals Betting The Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Busch Stadium.

The Phillies will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Kyle Kendrick in this game. Kendrick has a 5-3 record and a 4.57 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Blake Hawksworth. The righthander has a 4.97 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.

Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.

The Phillies lost to the Cubs 11-6 as a -180 favorite on Sunday. The 17 runs scored went OVER the posted over/under total (7.5).

Ryan Howard, Ben Francisco and Greg Dobbs hit solo home runs for Philadelphia, while Roy Halladay gave up six runs on seven hits in six innings.

The Cardinals defeated the Dodgers 5-4 as a +145 underdog on Sunday. The nine runs scored caused the game to be a PUSH on the posted over/under total (9).

Matt Holliday singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth for St. Louis and Allen Craig drove in three runs in the win.

Current streak:
St. Louis has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Philadelphia: 48-43 SU
St. Louis: 51-41 SU

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

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games on the road
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 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis’s last 15 games when playing Philadelphia

Next up:
St. Louis home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 20

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