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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 5/8/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time Wednesday May 8, 2019, 1:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
St. Louis Cardinals -138 / Philadelphia Phillies +128 O/U: 8.5
TV Channel
NSPA, FSMW
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The Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals will be finishing up their MLB series on Wednesday.

In the Monday opener of this set, the Cardinals cruised to a 6-0 win. On Tuesday, the Phillies notched six runs in the second inning and pummeled St. Louis 11-1.

For Wednesday’s game, the Phillies will be sending out Jerad Eickhoff in the start. Over his 22.0 innings and 1-1 mark this year, Eickhoff has a 2.05 ERA with 27 Ks and eight walks.

The Phillies managed 12 hits as a team on Tuesday. Rhys Hoskins was the big hitter there with four knocks, a solo homer and three runs. Bryce Harper would manage a grand slam as well.

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they’re going with Jack Flaherty on Wednesday. Over 36.2 innings and a 3-2 mark so far, Flaherty has a 4.17 ERA with 45 Ks and 10 BBs.

The Cardinals could only manage four hits on the evening Tuesday, and as a team they recorded 12 strikeouts. Matt Wieters posted the only run for St. Louis with a solo homer.

The Phillies are 6-0 in their last six in game three of a series and 9-24 in Eickhoff’s last 33 road starts. Philly is 1-4 in Eickhoff’s last five Wednesday starts and 0-5 in his last five road starts versus a team with a winning record.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 5-0 in their last five Wednesday games and 7-1 in their last eight in game three of a series. St. Louis is 4-9 in Flaherty’s last 13 starts and 2-5 in his last seven Wednesday starts.

Eickhoff has been playing pretty well so far this year, and has just one relatively shaky appearance to show for it (6.0 innings; four earned in the rare air of Colorado).

As for Flaherty, he’s got a pretty balanced mix of outings to his credit but on the whole has been fairly solid despite losing two of his last four starts.

This is an interesting pitching matchup, but so long as Philly can scrape together a few runs this looks like a good spot to take Eickhoff and Philadelphia on a value pick.

Pick:
Philadelphia Phillies +128

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