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Cardinals vs. Phillies - 4/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (8-12) at St. Louis Cardinals (12-6)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

A Harang (2-1) (1.37) vs. C Martinez (2-0) (1.35)

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -170 / Philadelphia Phillies +160 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-PHI, FSN-MW, ESPN

The Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals play game three of their four-game series Wednesday.

The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Phillies allowed 11 runs in Tuesday’s loss and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Phillies have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 25 hits and eight RBI while Chase Utley and Ryan Howard have combined for 20 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost six of their last eight games on the road. Aaron Harang gets the ball, and he’s 2-1 with a 1.37 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Harang is 7-15 with a 4.27 ERA and 126 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

Cardinals vs. Phillies - 4/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The St. Louis Cardinals look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Matt Carpenter leads St. Louis with 30 hits and 12 RBI while Matt Holliday and Matt Adams have combined for 22 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last seven home games. Carlos Martinez takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 3-12 in their last 15 during game 3 of a series and 7-17 in their last 24 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Cardinals are 38-16 in their last 54 home games and 8-2 in Martinezs last 10 starts. The under is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.

The Phillies are simply a bad baseball team, and that's not going to change against one of the top young pitchers in the game. Take the Cards and the run line to give your wager max value. 

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St. Louis Cardinals -1.5

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