|MLB Phillies vs. Cardinals Picks & Predictions for June 20, 2014|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Friday, 20 June 2014 14:16|
Phillies vs. Cardinals Free Pick
ST. LOUIS, MO (ATS Consultants) – The Cardinals will look to bounce back tonight against a red-hot Phillies team when the two clubs clash in St. Louis at 8:15PM ET.
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cardinals are -163 money line favorites over the Phillies, who are +150 money line underdogs. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Cardinals opened as -155 money line favorites and their odds have jumped to -163, while the Phillies’ odds have gone from +143 up to +150. As for the total, it opened at 7.5 and that’s where it currently sits.
PITCHING MATCHUP: The Phillies will start A.J. Burnett, who is 4-6 on the year with a 4.17 ERA and struggled in his last start versus the Cardinals, giving up seven runs on six hits in just two innings. On the other side, St. Louis will throw Jaime Garcia, who is a perfect 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA and is 2-3 in his career versus Philadelphia.
MLB FREE PICK: Take St. Louis. According to latest MLB trends, the Phillies are just 1-4 in their last five games in St. Louis despite beating the Cardinals 4-1 on Thursday night. Philadelphia is also just 1-4 in its last five games versus a left-handed starter, 1-4 in Burnett’s last five starts on four days rest and 9-23 in its last 32 road games versus a team with a winning home record. On the other side, the Cards are 8-3 in their last 11 games overall, 5-2 in their last seven home gamesand 12-3 in Garcia’s last 15 starts on Friday.
MLB FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -163