Philadelphia vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Philadelphia vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 4/8/2024

The Philadelphia Phillies (4-5) travel to face off against the St. Louis Cardinals (5-5) on Monday, April 8th. This game will be played at Busch Stadium in St. Louis and televised on NSPPH. Both the Phillies and Cardinals are looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. First pitch is set for 7:45 ET.

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The Cardinals Took The Last Game Of This Series

Even though the Phillies’ offense scored only two runs in their previous game vs. the Nationals, they still had a chance to pick up the win heading into the bottom of the 9th. However, the Nationals scored twice in their half of the 9th to hand the Phillies a 3-2 loss. Cristopher Sanchez was handed the loss out of the bullpen for the Phillies.

Sanchez didn’t give up a run in his 4 1/3 innings of action, but he did allow the game-winning run to score in the bottom of the 9th. At the plate, Edmundo Sosa went 2/2 with a homer and two RBIs. No other Phillies hitter had more than one hit.

Spencer Turnbull Gets The Start For The Phillies

Spencer Turnbull and the Phillies are on the road for today’s game against the Cardinals. He picked up a win in his first start of the season, going 5 innings and striking out 7 while allowing just 1 run on 3 hits.

Phillies Offense Breakdown

Looking at the Phillies’ player projections, we see that Kyle Schwarber has the best odds to hit a home run on the team and 2nd best in the league today. Bryce Harper is 4th in the league in terms of home run projections. Trea Turner has the best odds to get the most hits on the team and his total is 14th best in the league today.

The Cardinals Took The Last Game Of This Series

The Cardinals closed out their series vs. the Marlins with a tough 10-3 loss. This game was closer than the final score indicates, as the Cardinals were only losing 1-0 heading into the 9th before the Marlins scored nine times in their half of the 9th. St. Louis’s offense was able to scratch across three runs in the bottom of the 9th, but it wasn’t enough to pull off the comeback.

Kyle Gibson took the loss for the Cardinals, going six innings and giving up seven earned runs on seven hits. He struggled with his command in the outing, giving up one home run and walking three batters. Offensively, Nolan Gorman went 2/4 with two homers and three RBIs.

Miles Mikolas Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Miles Mikolas will be making his first home start of the season for the Cardinals, and he’ll be taking on the Phillies. In his first start of the year, Mikolas picked up a win against the Padres, going 6 innings and giving up 2 earned runs. He also struck out 4. His last start was a loss to the Dodgers, where he gave up 5 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

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Looking at the Cardinals’ player projections, we see that Willson Contreras has the best chance to hit a home run for the Cardinals today, as his home run projection is 10th best in the league. Nolan Gorman is 11th in the league in home run projections, and 2nd on the team behind Contreras. Brendan Donovan has the highest total hits projection for the Cardinals, and his total hits projection is 21st best in the league today.


Phillies vs Cardinals Prediction


There is a lot of value on the money line in this Phillies vs. Cardinals matchup, and we recommend taking the Cardinals to win at home with a payout of -111. Offensively, we do have the Cardinals finishing with six runs, and the Phillies finishing with five runs.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we do have Miles Mikolas finishing with fewer strikeouts than Spencer Turnbull, but he is going to finish with a better ERA. Our projections have Mikolas finishing with five K’s and Turnbull with six.

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