Phillies vs. Cardinals Prediction
Aaron Nola will take on Zach Thompson this Friday evening when the Phillies host the Cardinals at 8:15 p.m. ET. With the Cardinals listed as underdogs and sitting at 8.5 runs, what’s the best bet in St. Louis tonight?
Chances of playing and betting
Philadelphia Phillies (-145) at St. Louis Cardinals (+120); o/u 8.5
8:15 PM ET, Friday, September 15, 2023
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Phillies vs Cardinals general betting information
As of this writing, our public MLB betting page shows that 75% of bets are on the Phillies moneyline. However, this page is constantly being updated, so be sure to click the link above to get the latest information.
Philadelphia Phillies DFS SPIN
Nick Castellanos 1-3, with one game in four losses to Atlanta. Castellanos would be the most feared hitter in any team’s lineup, but he happens to hit alongside Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber, so he’ll be asked to hit for contact more often than not. Instead, Castellanos has recaptured his 2021 form and is having a fantastic season. The 2x All Star has hit in seven of his last 10 games, compared to four of his previous six. Castellanos is posting good splits of .270/23/90 for the season.
St. Louis Cardinals DFS SPIN
Nolan Arenado In game two, Baltimore went hitless (0-4). Philly brings their heavy hitters to town this weekend and I think Nolan Arenado will raise his game during this series. Iron sharpens iron, and after recording hits in all three games with Atlanta, it’s likely he’ll approach this one with the Phillies the same way. Arenado has scored a run in six of the last eight games, while having multiple bases in four of them, and he has a very similar line to Castellanos with a .269 batting average and a team-leading 26 homers and 89 hits. RBI has sent.
Phillies vs. Cardinals MLB betting trends
The Phillies have dropped five of their last seven games, while covering the streak three times during that stretch, posting a 4-3 o/u record.
The Cardinals have won seven of their last ten games, covering the line six times during that stretch, posting a 6-3 o/u record.
Phillies vs. Cardinals MLB betting predictions
Philadelphia has to play this weekend with a trip to Atlanta next week, and their NL Wild Card spot isn’t all that secure. They’ll face a St.Louis team that plays like they have postseason aspirations, and while it won’t be easy, I believe they’ll find a way to take the first game. Philly’s vaunted lineup has the potential to fit Zach Thompson, and if Aaron Nola can repeat his success against the Cards two weeks ago, they should be able to win this one. The Cardinals’ recent game gives Philly some value here, so let’s put the money behind this matchup.
MLB betting prediction: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -145