MLB Preview: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

by Dirty on September 18, 2011

Betting on Phillies Baseball

The fans at Citizens Bank Park will be treated to a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies when they take their seats on Sunday.

The Cardinals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Chris Carpenter in this game. Carpenter has a 9-9 record and a 3.80 ERA this season.

The Phillies will counter Carpenter with Cole Hamels. Lefthander Hamels has a 2.71 ERA to go along with a 14-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total is sitting at 7.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 9-2 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -141 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
St. Louis: 82-69 SU
Philadelphia: 98-52 SU

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

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia’s last 9 games
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia home to St. Louis, Monday, September 19

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