Philadelphia vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Philadelphia vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 4/9/2024

The Philadelphia Phillies (5-5) travel to face off against the St. Louis Cardinals (5-6) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Busch Stadium in St. Louis and televised on BSMW. 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 Cardinals. First pitch is set for 7:45 ET.

Phillies vs Cardinals

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The Phillies and Cardinals needed extra innings to decide their most recent game, with the Phillies coming out on top by a score of 5-3. Heading into the game, the Cardinals were a slight favorite at -112 on the money line.

Neither team scored a run until the 5th inning, when the Phillies took a 2-0 lead. The Cardinals didn’t get on the board until the 7th inning, and they tied things up in the 9th. However, the Phillies responded with two runs in the 10th and closed things out.

Jeff Hoffman got the start for the Phillies, but it was Spencer Turnbull who turned in a quality start, going six innings and not allowing a run. Gregory Soto picked up the save, while Ryan Helsley took the loss for the Cardinals. Brandon Marsh was the only Phillies hitter to go deep, while Johan Rojas had a three-hit game.

Zack Wheeler Gets The Start For The Phillies

Zack Wheeler and the Phillies are on the road today against the Cardinals. Wheeler has started two games this season, with his most recent outing being a loss to the Reds. In that game, he went 6 innings, striking out 10 and giving up 4 hits. He has yet to allow a home run this season and has only given up 1 earned run.

Phillies Offense Breakdown

For the Phillies, we have Trea Turner as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, as his hits projection is 16th best in the league today. In terms of home runs, Kyle Schwarber has the best odds on the team and 4th best in the league. Bryce Harper has the 6th best odds in the league to hit a home run and his total hits projection is 25th best in the league.

The Cardinals are coming off a series loss to the Marlins, but they have a chance to win their third straight series as they have already taken two of three from the Phillies. Overall, St. Louis is 5-6 and is in 5th place in the NL Central, four games behind the Brewers.

At home, the Cardinals are just 2-2, but they have a better record on the road at 3-4. They have struggled in day games, going 2-5, but have been much better at night, going 3-1.

St. Louis has been a solid run line bet so far this season, going 7-4 overall. They have been particularly good on the road, where they are 5-2 against the run line. Their average run margin in winning games is +2.6, while it drops to -3.3 in losses.

So far this season, the St. Louis Cardinals have played 10 games with an average combined run total of 8.6 runs per game. Their over/under record is 5-5, and the average over/under line for their games has been set at 8 runs. However, in the one game where the over/under line was set at 7.5 runs, the under hit. Overall, 90.9% of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s 7.5-run total.

Sonny Gray Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Sonny Gray is coming off a season in which he made 32 starts and finished with a record of 8-8. His ERA for the season was 2.79, and he had a WHIP of 1.15. Gray’s batting average allowed was .222, and his on-base percentage allowed was .281. He finished the season with 17 quality starts and gave up a total of eight home runs. Gray’s strikeouts per nine innings was 8.95, and his walks per nine innings was 2.69.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

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When it comes to player props for the Cardinals, Brendan Donovan is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits. He is 9th in the league in total hits projections. Willson Contreras is our top projected home run hitter for the Cardinals, and his home run projection is 10th best in the league today. Nolan Gorman has the 10th best odds in the league to hit a home run today.


Phillies vs Cardinals Prediction


With the Cardinals at +108 on the money line, we see this as a great value pick. In fact, we have the Cardinals winning this one 5-4. So, you could also look to take the Cardinals on the run line, as the payout should be around +150.

Looking at some potential props, you could look to take Jack Flaherty’s strikeout total. We have him finishing with nine K’s, and you could also look to take the over on the 7.5 run line, as we have this one finishing with nine total runs.

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