Free MLB Pick: Phillies vs. St Louis Cardinals Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(10-11) Philidelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals (11-10)
Date: Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
Time: 7:45 pm
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. Carlos Martinez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Phillies -105 | Cardinals -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Phillies +1.5 , Cardinals -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8
The Phillidelphia Phillies are set to take on the St Louis Cardinals, in what could end up being a very interesting matchup. Not only is that evident by both teams only being out of the lead in their respective divisions, but also by a stout pitching matchup that will test serve as a sort of litmus test for both teams.
Let’s start with the pitching matchup, which sees Zach Eflin take on Carlos Martinez in a battle of right-handed pitchers. While Eflin and Martinez are almost dead even in SO’s this season, Eflin has a 2.77 ERA in one start this season, which is significantly lower than Martinez’s 6.00.
Of course one could make the argument that the Cardinals pitcher has more games under his belt, but he hasn’t even managed to win one. If nothing else, Carlos Martinez is a liability for any better wanting to take some action on this game. That’s why it will be up to the Cardinal’s offense to make something happen for them.
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals have outscored their opponents 13-10 over the course of the last five games, which is significantly better than the Phillies record of 19-26 in that same stretch. With that being said, the Cardinals are 1-2 against Phillidelphia, making them not the sturdiest pick by any means.
They have outscored the Phillies 15-11 over the course of their last series, which is at least a good sign. Finally, Efrin and Martinez have faced off before earlier in the season, resulting in a 9-2 win for the Phillies. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they have a steep hill to climb if they want a different outcome this time.
MLB Betting trends
- The Phillies are 2-1 against the Cardinals this season.
- The Cardinals are 5-5 in their last ten games
- Carlos Martinez is 0-4 as a starter
Free Phillidelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
Believe it or not, this game is going to come down to two factors. The first is whether the Cardinals have learned anything since their last meeting that will help them combat the red hot Phillies. The second is whether the Cardinals have the firepower to fight back in this one.
Furthermore, if Martinez gets in trouble as he did in the last meeting, which allowed the Phillies to run up the score, they are going to have a hard time coming back from that.
Unfortunately for the Cardinals, Eflin has held steady as a pitcher in his one start with the organization this season, giving the Phillies yet another advantage. Keep in mind that Martinez is 0-4 as a starter and has an ERA of 6.00.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Phillies straight up
Martinez is just not going to cut it against a team like the Phillies, who have several key players that can take advantage of Martinez’s lack of success this season. Once Philadelphia is finally able to wear down their opponent’s starter, they should have little to no trouble working against the rest of the pitching rotation.
Don’t bet against Eflin here. He is responsible for the Phillies biggest win in that series and is easily backed up by his team’s powerful offense
Sure, its back to back games in back-to-back nights, which is bound to affect quite a few players on both teams, but the Phillies do seem like the stronger pick here. They also seem to have a plethora of stats sitting in their favor.
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