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Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 6-2-24 Picks

St. Louis Cardinals (27-29) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (41-18)
June 2, 2024 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -143 / St. Louis Cardinals +121; Over/Under: +9
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies meet Sunday in MLB game 3 action at Citizens Bank Park. Here’s a Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals are 27-29 on the year and play the Astros and Rockies next. The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 8 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won 11 straight games when scoring 4 or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the St. Louis Cardinals with 53 hits and 26 RBI, while Brendan Donovan and Masyn Winn have combined for 99 hits and 44 RBI.

Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies are 41-18 this season and will play the Brewers and Mets next. The Philadelphia Phillies have scored 16 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 6 of their last 9 games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won 13 of their last 15 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Alec Bohm leads the Philadelphia Phillies with 68 hits and 49 RBI, while Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto have combined for 107 hits and 64 RBI.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Pitching Matchup

Lance Lynn gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals, and he is 2-3 with a 3.45 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Lynn has allowed 24 hits and 13 earned runs in his last 26.2 innings. Lynn has a 3.13 ERA and .262 allowed batting average in 31.2 road innings. Lynn is 2-1 with a 3.07 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Taijuan Walker gets the ball for the Philadelphia Phillies, and he is 3-1 with a 5.51 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Walker has allowed 32 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 26.1 innings. Walker has a 5.02 ERA and .273 allowed batting average in 14.1 home innings. Walker is 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Why the Philadelphia Phillies will win

  • The Phillies have won each of their last eight games at Citizens Bank Park.
  • The Cardinals have lost each of their last six games at Citizens Bank Park.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line each of their last seven night games against National League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Phillies have covered the run line in each of their last six games at Citizens Bank Park.
  • The Phillies have led after 5 innings in each of their last six games against the Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five games at Citizens Bank Park against National League opponents that held a winning record.

Philadelphia Phillies Player Prop Facts

  • Alec Bohm has recorded at least one Double in five of the Phillies’ last six games against NL Central opponents.
  • Bryce Harper has hit a home run in three of the Phillies’ last four night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Taijuan Walker has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Bryce Harper has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight home appearances against the Cardinals after playing the previous day.
  • Taijuan Walker has recorded five or more strikeouts in four of his last five home appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Trea Turner has recorded two or more hits in each of his last eight appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Trea Turner has scored at least one run in each of his last nine appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Trea Turner has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last 11 appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Trea Turner has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Lance Lynn has recorded a win in three of his last four appearances against NL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Lance Lynn has recorded six or more strikeouts in each of his last four appearances against the Phillies.
  • Brendan Donovan has recorded at least one Single in 11 of his last 12 appearances with the Cardinals as road underdogs against NL East opponents.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances with the Cardinals as underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Lars Nootbaar has recorded at least one RBI in four of his last five appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Willson Contreras has hit a home run in four of his last seven road appearances against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances against NL East opponents.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances with the Cardinals as underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Willson Contreras has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances.

Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

you can make a case for the St. Louis Cardinals and the plus money because Lance Lynn has been the better pitcher over Taijuan Walker in a larger sample size. Walker is still getting his feet wet with just 32.2 innings on the year, and most of his biggest struggles have come at home. With all that said, the Phillies are still arguably the best team in baseball, and they continue to find ways to win. I say get the Phillies at these cheap prices while they’re still there, as they won’t last if the winning continues. Forget the pitching matchup, I’ll bank on the better team finding a way to get it done. Give me the Phillies.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -143

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