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2018 MLB Season
(25-16) Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals (23-18)
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 2:15 PM ET
Venue: New Busch Stadium, St. Louis Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. John Gant
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -122 | Phillies +113
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 (+165)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Eflin was solid in his second start of the year and he picked up his first win and put in a quality start against the San Francisco Giants. He pitched six scoreless-innings giving up four hits while he struck out nine and walked three.
For someone with a career K/9 of 5.06, the nine strikeouts were encouraging, but don’t expect him to burn batters like that every outing. His first two starts have amounted to two quality starts and he’ll look to keep it going against a so-so St. Louis lineup.
Philadelphia has played solid baseball in the last week winning three of their four contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .261/.344/.448 to go with 12 extra-base hits and 15 RBI.
St. Louis Cardinals
With Carlos Martinez on the DL, John Gant will get the nod. In Gant’s last appearance he filled in for 3.2 innings against the San Diego Padres, but he gave up four hits and two earned runs while he struck out four and walked none.
In his short time since being called up from Triple AAA, Gant has been a tad inconsistent posting a 4.15 ERA, but his 2.14 FIP indicates that not all the blame should go on him.
St. Louis has been playing sub-par baseball in the last week winning only two of their six contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .244/.325/.378 to go with 14 extra-base hits and 23 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- PHI are 7-1 in their last 8 overall.
- PHI are 7-1 in their last 8 games on grass.
- PHI are 2-9 in Eflins last 11 starts.
- PHI are 5-15 in the last 20 meetings.
- STL are 10-4 in their last 14 home games.
- Under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Free Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction: St. Louis gets the better of Philadelphia at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cardinals -122 & UNDER 8.5 Runs
Eflin has put in two strong starts in a row, but I expect an off performance on the road against a desperate St. Louis squad that has lost four of their last five contests. St. Louis is going to have to play more situational baseball with Gant pitching, but that should help them keep this game low scoring. The under also seems to be the trend pick as it has gone 8-3 in the last 11 contests between these two.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cardinals 4 – Phillies 3
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