Phillies vs. Cardinals - 6/20/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (43-23) at Philadelphia Phillies (23-45)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
J Lackey (5-4) (3.59) vs. A Harang (4-8) (3.24)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +161 / St. Louis Cardinals -171 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, TCN-PHI
The St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies play game two of their series Saturday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Cardinals have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 76 hits and 38 RBI while Matt Carpenter and Kolten Wong have combined for 62 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have lost five of their last eight road games. John Lackey gets the ball, and he’s 5-4 with a 3.59 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Lackey is 2-4 with a 3.46 ERA and 25 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Phillies have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Phillies have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Ben Revere leads Philadelphia with 74 hits and 16 RBI while Ryan Howard and Chase Utley have combined for 58 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost five of their last seven home games. Aaron Harang takes the hill, and he’s 4-8 with a 3.24 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Harang is 7-16 with a 4.39 ERA and 132 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Lackeys last 4 road starts. The Phillies are 5-17 in their last 22 during game 2 of a series and 0-6 in Harangs last 6 starts. The over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings in Philadelphia.
Nothing changes here, as we've been making a killing pretty much all season long by fading the Phillies. Take the runline once again to give your wager more value.