Phillies vs. Cardinals MLB Prediction
The Cardinals will go for a series split with the visiting Phillies at 1:15 p.m. ET at Busch Stadium on Thursday afternoon. Will Aaron Nola shut down the Cardinals for the second time in the past two weeks or are the Cards the better play as the home dog?
951 Philadelphia Phillies (-125) at 952 St. Louis Cardinals (+105); o/u 7
1:15 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 29, 2021
VENUE: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Philadelphia Phillies DFS SPIN
Brad Miller slugged a two-run home run Wednesday as the Phillies took down the Cardinals. Johan Oviedo looked like he was going to get through the fifth inning in line for his first major league win, but he hung a breaking ball to Miller, who hit a no-doubter over the right field wall. Miller has been in the leadoff spot for the Phils each of the last three games and should continue to see fairly regular starts at multiple positions.
St. Louis Cardinals DFS SPIN
Tyler O'Neill went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies. Vince Velasquez hung a breaking ball to O'Neill in the second inning, and the hulking outfielder lined it 109.2 mph over the left field wall to put the Cardinals in the lead at the time. It was the hardest-hit ball of the game, and O'Neill also owned the second-hardest-hit ball with his 108.5 mph single in the sixth. O'Neill has started each of the last five games in left field and now has three dingers over that span.
Phillies vs. Cardinals Betting Prediction
The Phillies are now 8-3 in their last 11 games versus the Cardinals and are 4-1 in their last five games at Busch Stadium. They’re also 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite and are 12-5 in their last 17 games versus National League Central opponents. The Cardinals. Meanwhile, are 1-6 in their last seven games as an underdog and are 1-4 in their last five games versus National League East rivals.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES -125