St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

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The St. Louis Cardinals are on the road at the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. This is the first of a weekend series between these two teams. The Cardinals have played strong baseball as of late, with 8 wins in their last 10 games. The Cardinals are 27-27 on the season, which is tied with the Chicago Cubs for second place in the National League Central.

For Philadelphia, they have the best record in all of Major League Baseball. The Phillies are 39-18 on the season. Philadelphia has a solid lead over the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. The Phillies are coming off a win on Wednesday on the road at the San Francisco Giants.

The Philadelphia Phillies are big favorites. Philadelphia is -185 over St. Louis.

St. Louis Looking to Finish May Strong

The Cardinals offense has picked it up as of late. St. Louis has scored 37 runs in their last 7 wins. The Cardinals are still 25th in runs scored, with less than 4 per game. The team batting average is .237 on the season, and they are tied for 23rd with 48 homeruns on the season.

St. Louis saw Paul Goldschmidt heat up a bit. The slugger now has 7 homeruns on the season. Nolan Gorman leads the team with 10 homeruns. Nolan Arenado has just 4. Rookie shortstop Masyn Winn leads the St. Louis offense with a .308 average, while Alec Burleson is at .289.

Miles Mikolas will get the start for the Cardinals in this game. Mikolas has made 11 starts this season. He is 3-5 on the season, with a 5.64 earned run average. He is coming off one of his best outings of the season, as he went six innings, and allowed just 4 hits and 3 runs against the Chicago Cubs.

First Place Phillies

Aaron Nola is the slated starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Nola is 6-2 on the season, with a 3.05 earned run average. Nola has thrown 71 innings, and struck out 65 batters, while walking 20. Nola’s last start was on May 25th on the road at Colorado. He went six innings, and allowed five hits and two runs in the game.

The Philadelphia offense leads all of Major League Baseball in runs scored, with 5.2 per game. The Phillies have a team batting average of .258 on the season. Philadelphia is in the Top 5 in homeruns, as they have clubbed 66 on the season.

Bryce Harper continues to pound the baseball. He has 13 homeruns, while Kyle Schwarber has 11 on the season. Alec Bohm leads the team with a .308 batting average, while Harper is up to .266. The Phillies have scored 7 runs per game in their last 7 wins.

Phillies Top Cardinals

The Cardinals are playing solid baseball, but this is a tough game for them. The Cardinals will have to play well to win a game in this series. This one is going to go to Nola and the Phillies over the Cardinals.

We like Philadelphia to use a great start from Nola, and timely hitting. Our final bet for this game is the Philadelphia Phillies -185 over the St. Louis Cardinals. Enjoy the game and good luck!

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