Free MLB Pick: Cardinals vs. Phillies Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(6-6) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies (6-6)
Date: Friday, April 16th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Carlos Martinez vs. Zach Eflin
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +110 | Phillies -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals +1.5 , Phillies -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies both look to get themselves over the .500 mark in this game, as they meetup for this game at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals will be hungry for a good start here in 2021 given their season last year and they have had their moments this year, but are still only 6-6 and now get a tough test in the form of the Phillies who will make this Friday’s game tough.
Future Hall of Fame catcher Yadier Molina leads the team in average at .342, as the catcher adds to his already impressive resume and he will likely need to show up with another big series if the Cardinals are to get the series win here.
The Cards will send Carlos Martinez to the mound who comes into the game with a 6.30 ERA and obviously that is not great, but he has looked decent at times during his first 2 starts and he very well could be in line for a quality start in this one.
The Phillies are coming off of getting swept by the New York Mets after going through a slump with the bats and the competition gets no easier here on Friday with the Cardinals in town.
I would look for the Phillies to turn their slow start with the bats around sooner rather than later though, with a very nice batting lineup on paper coming to play here with guys like Bryce Harper and JT Realmuto in the lineup.
The Phillies also have to be very happy with the initial performances of their rookie Alec Bohm who is not blowing it out of the water in terms of his overall stats, but he looks like a pro, and it seems to be more of a matter of when as opposed to if he will breakout.
Zach Eflin gets the nod in this spot for Philadelphia and the righty has looked quite solid so far coming into this spot with a 3.46 ERA and 10 strikeouts despite his last game being rained-out.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 4-9 in their last 13 Friday games.
- Cardinals are 2-6 in their last 8 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Cardinals are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Phillies are 4-1 in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
- Phillies are 18-6 in their last 24 home games.
- Phillies are 8-3 in their last 11 vs. National League Central.
- Phillies are 11-5 in their last 16 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
The Philadelphia Phillies simply have more talent with the bats then the visiting Cardinals and I like this pitching matchup with Eflin quite a bit, so it is hard to pass up on the home team at odds of -130.
It looks like those odds will be there prior to first pitch as well, with 50/50 action being recorded on this game in terms of the early betting, so these odds are pretty close to spot on, but I would still roll with the home team at -130 which looks to be a good price in my book.
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