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Phillies vs. Cardinals - 6/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (43-23) at Philadelphia Phillies (23-45)

MLB Baseball: Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

T Lyons (1-0) (5.00) vs. C Hamels (5-5) (2.96)

The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +155 / St. Louis Cardinals -165 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSN-MW, NBC-10

The St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies begin a three-game series Friday night.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five straight games. The Cardinals have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 75 hits and 35 RBI while Matt Carpenter and Kolten Wong have combined for 59 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have lost five of their last seven road games. Tyler Lyons gets the nod, and he’s 1-0 with a 5.00 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Lyons’ first career game against the Phillies.

Phillies vs. Cardinals - 6/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Philadelphia Phillies look for a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Phillies have lost 10 of their last 11 games when scoring three or less runs. Ben Revere leads Philadelphia with 73 hits and 16 RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 55 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost four of their last six home games. Phillippe Aumont takes the hill, and he was 0-1 with a 19.06 ERA and six strikeouts last season. This will be Aumont’s second career game against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 3-11 in Lyons' last 14 starts. The Phillies are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 19-43 in their last 62 overall. The over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia. 

Just when the Phillies couldn't be any more fadable, they throw a pitcher out on the hill who has limited playing time the last couple of years. The Cards have to be the pick here, and the runline is best to increase the wagers value.

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St. Louis Cardinals -1.5

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