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Cardinals vs. Phillies - 5/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (16-12) at St. Louis Cardinals (14-14)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jerad Eickhoff (1-3) (4.15) vs. J Garcia (1-2) (3.73)

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -175 / Philadelphia Phillies +165 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds


The Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals end their four-game series Thursday afternoon.

The Philadelphia Phillies look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Phillies have allowed 15 runs in their last three games but three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 3.79 and have won 14 straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 30 hits, Maikel Franco has 15 RBI and Ryan Howard has seven home runs. Jerad Eickhoff gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 4.15 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Eickhoff’s first career game against the Cardinals.

Cardinals vs. Phillies - 5/5/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored one or less runs in three of their last five games and 15 runs in this series. The St. Louis Cardinals need to get their offense back on track as they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 33 hits, Aledmys Diaz has 16 RBI and Matt Carpenter has three home runs. Jaime Garcia takes the hill, and he’s 1-2 with a 3.73 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. Garcia is 2-4 with a 3.27 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 5-11 in their last 16 during game 4 of a series and 1-5 in Eickhoffs last 6 road starts. The Cardinals are 20-8 in their last 28 Thursday games and 2-5 in Garcias last 7 starts. The Cardinals are 0-4 in Garcias last 4 starts vs. Phillies. 

Early games usually favor the home team, and I don't trust Eickhoff given his prformances this season. The Cards should be able to get the job done at home here. 

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