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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 5/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time Tuesday May 7, 2019, 7:45 PM (EDT)
Location
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies -125 / St. Louis Cardinals +105 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
NSPA, FSMW
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The Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals meet Tuesday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.

The Philadelphia Phillies look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Phillies have soared 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Philadelphia Phillies have won in of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 36 hits and 10 RBI while Rhys Hoskins and Jean Segura have combined for 67 hits and 45 RBI. Aaron Nola gets the ball, and he is 2-0 with a 5.06 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Nola is 2-2 with a 2.84 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals also need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Cardinals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring more than one run. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 46 hits and 17 RBI while Yadier Molina and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 70 hits and 44 RBI. Dakota Hudson gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 4.80 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Hudson’s first career game against the Phillies.

The Phillies are 17-36 in their last 53 road games, 4-9 in their last 13 Tuesday games and 13-5 in Nolas last 18 starts with 5 days of rest. The Cardinals are 10-2 in their last 12 Tuesday games, 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 12-2 in their last 14 home games. The Phillies are 3-11 in the last 14 meetings in St. Louis and 8-18 in the last 26 meetings. The under is 3-1-1 in Cardinals last 5 home games. The under is 7-2-1 in Nolas last 10 road starts.

Nola seems to be back on track after some early struggles, as he's allowed three or less runs in each of his last three starts. Still, Nola has an ERA over five on the season and is allowing a .299 batting average. Hudson has been a bit or miss this season and is allowing a .301 batting average and has had issues keeping the ball in the park. While Nola is an ace, I don't trust either pitcher at the moment. I'll side with the over here, as the Phillies offense is due for a breakout performance. 

Pick:
Over 8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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