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64-56 St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies 56-65
Date: Friday August 19, 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Citizen’s Bank Park
Projected Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Adam Morgan
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -165
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 9
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You seem to never be able to count out the Cardinals and right now they are holding down that second Wild Card in the NL.
This is a series where they have to make some hay because things are rally tight right now.
They are looking to a familiar face in Wainwright and it would be ideal if he got on track. Philly is playing out the string hoping these games can be good learning opportunities.
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All season long the Cardinals offense has outperformed expectations but they have now dipped below 5 runs per game. The good news is that they are playing good ball having won four in a row heading into Thursday, all on the road.
This is a series to definitely take advantage of. Multiple contributors here with 7 players with 14 or more homers.
It has been good to see him on the mound but this is not the same Adam Wainwright we saw before an injury robbed him of most of 2015.
In his last outing he lasted just 2 innings against the Cubs and that has been far too common than his shutout of the Marlins to start the second half.
His numbers on the road have been especially disastrous – 6.72 ERA.
The Phillies are not in the race but they have not fallen off a cliff, just a steady decline over the last three months.
It is easy to see why too, the offense is terrible – just two regulars batting over .250. One guy who has caught my eye of late is Tommy Joseph, heir apparent to Ryan Howard.
He has 16 homers in just 226 at bats.
You can see how this group might be better in the future.
Things got pretty bad for Adam Morgan, to the point that they took him out of the rotation for a little while.
This will be his third start back out there and it has been mostly the same stuff.
It hasn’t mattered home or road, he has been smacked around pretty good. Maybe it is a learning experience but maybe it is that they can’t really include him in their future plans in a real way. At least not as a starter.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 18-7-1 in STL last 26 overall.
- Over is 18-7-1 in STL last 26 on grass.
- STL are 2-7 in Wainwrights last 9 Fri. starts.
- Over is 18-7-1 in PHI last 26 overall.
- Over is 18-7-1 in PHI last 26 on grass.
- PHI are 3-13 in Morgans last 16 starts.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Prediction:
Adam Wainwright used to be one of the most reliable arms in the game but not anymore. Still this looks like a matchup where we can go with tried and true. Though you may have to go with the run line.
It is really hard to make a case for the Phillies in this one. Morgan is still sort of unfamiliar but that hasn’t helped him out much this season.
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The Cardinals should be able to score more than enough to win this one comfortably, even if Wainwright is not in great form.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 7 – Philadelphia 3
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