St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction 6/2/2024

The St. Louis Cardinals (27-29) travel to face off against the Philadelphia Phillies (41-18) on Sunday, June 2nd. This game will be played at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and televised on ESPN. The Phillies are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cardinals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Phillies. First pitch is set for 6:10 CT.

Cardinals vs Phillies

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Philadelphia cruised to a 6-1 win over the Cardinals in the most recent game of this series. The Phillies had a huge 1st inning, scoring three of their six runs. As for the Cardinals, they scored their only run in the 3rd. Heading into the game, the Phillies were favored at -164 on the money line.

Sonny Gray got the start for the Cardinals, going just five innings while giving up four runs and took the loss. Ranger Suarez only went two innings for the Phillies but didn’t give up a run and got the win.

Bryce Harper and Alec Bohm each had two hits and two RBIs for the Phillies’ offense. Harper also hit the game’s only home run.

St. Louis is 27-29 overall and trails the Brewers by seven games in the NL Central. The Cardinals have dropped two straight games, and this season, they are 5-7 in divisional matchups. So far, they have been just above .500 both at home (13-12) and on the road (14-17).

As the underdog, the Cardinals have dropped two straight, and they are 9-13 as the road underdog this year. St. Louis’ overall series record is 10-8, and they have won five straight series heading into today’s game. The Cardinals have lost the first two games of this series vs. the Phillies.

When the Cardinals are on the road, they are 14-17 against the run line. They have failed to cover the run line in their last two road games. Overall, they are 27-29 against the run line this season. When they are the favorite, they are just 10-17 against the run line, while they are 17-12 against the run line as the underdog.

St. Louis is on the road against Philadelphia today, and the over/under line is set at 9 runs. The Cardinals’ games have averaged 8.5 runs this season, and their over/under record is 24-29. Their games have had an average line of 8 runs, and when the line has been set at 9 runs, their over/under record is 2-3-1. Only 8.9% of their games have had lines set at 9 runs or higher.

Lance Lynn Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Lance Lynn is looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Reds, as he gets the start for the Cardinals today. In that May 27th start, he took the loss, going 6 innings and giving up 3 earned runs. Looking at his overall numbers, Lynn is 2-3 with a 3.45 ERA. Opponents are batting .238 off the right-hander this season. Lynn’s WHIP for the season is 1.34. So far, he has made three quality starts and is averaging 8.32 strikeouts per nine innings. Per nine innings, Lynn is averaging 3.61 walks.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

The Cardinals offense has been struggling this season, as they are averaging just 3.9 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the league. St. Louis has been even worse on the road, averaging only 3.7 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .233, which is 17th in the league, and their home run total of 50 is also near the bottom of the league. One thing they have done well is avoid strikeouts, as their 8 strikeouts per game is 14th in the league.

Nolan Arenado is the team’s top hitter in terms of RBIs (26) and is batting .252 for the season. However, he has gone just 2/16 in his last four games. Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Gorman are the team’s top home run hitters, with Goldschmidt batting just .222 and Gorman at .216. Gorman’s 10 homers is 11th in the league.

With an overall record of 41-18, the Phillies lead the NL East by 7.5 games over the Braves. The Phillies have won three straight games, and they are 11-5 against other teams in the NL East. At home, the Phillies are 24-8 this season, and they have gone 17-10 on the road.

Philadelphia has been really good in night games this season, putting together a record of 25-9. The Phillies have been favored in most of their games, and they are 36-14 as the favorite this year. As for their record as the home favorite, the Phillies are 23-6 this season. Currently, the Phillies’ overall series record is 11-4-4, and they have lost two straight series.

Philadelphia has been a profitable team to back on the run line this season, as they are 33-26 overall and 18-14 at home. The Phillies have been winning by an average of 1.7 runs per game, and their run line record as the favorite is 28-22. They have covered the run line in six straight home games and are 3-0 in their last three games when favored on the run line.

Philadelphia has gone over the total in 27 of their 55 games this season, and their games have averaged 8.8 runs per game. They have had just four games with an over/under line of 9 runs or more, and they have gone over the total in just one of those games. Overall, 51 of their games have had an over/under line of less than 9 runs.

Taijuan Walker Gets The Start For The Phillies

Taijuan Walker will be looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Giants, where he gave up four earned runs in six innings of work. In that May 27th start, he gave up two homers. Walker took the loss in that outing. Overall, he has made six starts and has a record of 3-1 with an ERA of 5.51. Opposing batters are hitting .305 off the right-hander this season. Walker has made two quality starts this year and is averaging 6.89 strikeouts per nine innings.

Phillies Offense Breakdown

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Philadelphia comes into today’s game as the top-scoring offense in the league, averaging 5.2 runs per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.7 runs per game. The Phillies have also been one of the league’s best home run-hitting teams, as they are 5th in the league in homers. As a team, they are batting .257, which is the 4th best mark in the MLB.

Bryce Harper has been one of the team’s top power threats this season, as his 14 homers are 7th best in the league. He is also 6th in the league with 44 RBIs. Over his last eight games, Harper has gone 7/28 with two homers. Alec Bohm has been swinging a hot bat for the Phillies, as he is on a three-game hitting streak and is batting .311 for the season.

Cardinals vs Phillies Prediction

Our predicted final score for this one is 6-4 in favor of the Phillies, and with them having a money line of -139, that is the way we recommend playing this one.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Taijuan Walker finishing with six strikeouts, which is good for sixth-worst among starters. As for Lance Lynn, he is projected to finish with six, which is 10th among starters.

Offensively, we have the Phillies finishing with nine hits, and they are projected to have the fifth most runs in the league today. As for the Cardinals, they are projected to finish with just four runs and have the second fewest home runs.

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