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2018 MLB Season
(23-16) Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals (22-17)
Date: Thursday May 17, 2018
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.
Projected Starters: Velasquez vs. Weaver
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies +130 | Cardinals -140
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8½
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Philadelphia was rained out on Tuesday in Baltimore and a make-up date has been announced for July 12. The Phils and Orioles have one more game scheduled on Wednesday before the Phillies hit the road on to St. Louis.
Vince Velasquez was scheduled to start this opening game of a four-game set, though it’s possible that the Phils will shuffle their rotation with the rain-out.
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Velasquez struck out a season-high 12 batters in his last start and has put together some good outings this season but he hasn’t been consistently getting deep into games.
Velasquez is averaging just over five innings pitched per start so far and the Phillies’ fans expected more. They still do.
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis has lost three in a row and five out of its last seven against a combination of San Diego and Minnesota.
The Cardinals scored nine runs in one of those two wins but in the other six games, they put up just eight runs, total.
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The offense hasn’t been troublesome for the duration of the season but the struggles of some of its more established players is starting to catch up with things.
Dexter Fowler, Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong and Marcell Ozuna have not only been bad, but downright terrible, through the first quarter of the season, posting OPS+ marks of 50, 56, 64 and 77, respectively.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- PHI are 35-73 in their last 108 road games.
- Under is 6-1-1 in STL last 8 overall.
- Under is 6-1-1 in STL last 8 on grass.
- Under is 5-1-2 in STL last 8 home games.
- Head to Head: Under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction: Cardinals.
Luke Weaver is the steadier starting pitcher for the home team. I like the Birds in a game that should be fairly close to a pick.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cardinals -140
MLB Free Score Prediction: Philadelphia 4 – St. Louis 6
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