Menu

mlb Preview

Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The fans at New Busch Stadium will be treated to a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals when they take their seats on Thursday.

Right hander Vince Velasquez will take the mound for the Phillies to start this game. Velasquez is 3-4 this season with a 5.05 ERA.

The Cardinals will counter Velasquez with Luke Weaver. Right hander Weaver has a 4.91 ERA to go along with a 3-2 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Cardinals as -140-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game's total opened at 8.5.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 7-5 winner on the road against the Twins. Bettors on St. Louis at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Phillies were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Orioles. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Philadelphia:
Team record: 24-16 SU
Philadelphia is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games

St. Louis:
Team record: 23-17 SU
St. Louis is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis's last 14 games
St. Louis is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Philadelphia at St. Louis Friday, May 18