Phillies vs Cardinals Odds, Lines & Spread (July 9)

Phillies vs Cardinals Odds, Lines & Spread (July 9)

Didi Gregorius

Jul 8, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Didi Gregorius (18) falls to the ground as he attempts to throw out St. Louis Cardinals designated hitter Paul Goldschmidt (not pictured) during the eighth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Cardinals are -115 home favorites over the Phillies on Saturday
Kyle Gibson (4-3, 4.91) will pitch for Philadelphia against Dakota Hudson (6-5, 4.29)
A look at the matchup and odds can be found below with a pick

The visiting Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals square off at 2:10 p.m. ET Saturday at Busch Stadium in the second game of a four-game series.

The Phillies (45-39/21-18 road) notched a 2-1 victory Friday night for their sixth win in the last eight games. The Cardinals (45-41/24-17 home) have lost seven of nine.

Phillies vs Cardinals Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Philadelphia Phillies
-105
-1.5 (+150)
Over 8.5 (-115)
St. Louis Cardinals
-115
+1.5 (-185)
Under 8.5 (-105)

Odds as of July 8th at BetMGM Sportsbook.

The Cardinals are -115 favorites, giving them an implied win probability of 53.49%. The Phillies have +3500 World Series odds and the Cardinals have +4000.

 

 

The weather forecast calls for sunny skies at gametime with a high temperature of 84 degrees and wind from the northeast at 10-13 mph.

Phillies vs Cardinals Probable Pitchers

Kyle Gibson (4-3, 4.91) is scheduled to pitch for the Phillies against Dakota Hudson (6-5, 4.29). Gibson will be pitching on six days of rest and Wheeler on five days.

Gibson vs Hudson

4-3
Record
6-5
4.91
ERA
4.29
4.41
xERA
5.12
1.30
WHIP
1.43
2.80
SO/W
1.18

Gibson has struggled lately, going 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA in his last four starts and getting hit hard by the Cardinals in his most recent outing.

Last Saturday in Philadelphia, Gibson surrendered six runs and seven hits in four innings while walking two and striking out two. He is now 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in two career starts against the Cardinals.

So the Cardinals have tied a major league record with 4 straight home runs off Kyle Gibson 😯

pic.twitter.com/avgKzHXP8x

— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) July 2, 2022

Gibson’s lone start at Busch Stadium came in 2015 and he took the loss, giving up three runs in six innings.

Gibson is 0-2 with a 6.34 ERA in seven road starts this season. In eight starts during the day, he has a 2-1 record and 4.85 ERA.

Hudson was rocked by the Braves on Monday in Atlanta, giving up six runs and nine hits in four innings. He walked three and struck out two.

Hudson has made two career starts versus the Phillies, going 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA.

A segment of Cardinals’ fans seems just a little bit down on Hudson.

DFA List:
Austin Romine
Conner Capel
Tj McFarland
Drew Verhagen
Dakota Hudson
Andrew Knizner
Edmundo Sosa
Lars Nootbaar

— Ben Warford (@WarfordBen) July 8, 2022

In seven starts this season at Busch Stadium, Hudson has gone 4-1 with a 3.07 ERA. He is 2-3 with a 4.81 ERA in five starts in the day.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Phillies Batters
Batting Average vs Dakota Hudson
Rhys Hoskins
.500
Kyle Schwarber
.400
Odubel Herrera
.333
J.T. Realmuto
.333
Nick Castellanos
.111
Cardinals Batters
Batting Average vs Kyle Gibson
Paul Goldschmidt
1.000
Nolan Gorman
1.000
Dylan Carlson
.500
Juan Yepez
.500
Tommy Edman
.333
Albert Pujols
.200
Brendan Donovan
.000
Austin Romine
.000
Lars Nootbaar
.000

The Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber is 2 for 5 with two doubles and three walks in eight plate appearances against Hudson but Nick Castellanos is 1 for 9 with a double. Albert Pujols has homered three times off Gibson while going 6 for 30.

Phillies vs Cardinals Betting Outlook

The Phillies’ Alec Bohm accounted for all the game’s scoring Friday night with a pair of solo home runs.

Bohm x2 🔥 #RingTheBell pic.twitter.com/cTCRvdZEtg

— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) July 9, 2022

Bohm connected in the sixth and eighth innings off Adam Wainwright. The third baseman had two of the Phillies’ five hits.

The Phillies brought right-handed reliever Michael Kelly up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley prior to the game and designated left-hander Sam Clay for assignment.

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The Cardinals got two hits each from Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado. Goldschmidt is favored at +100 in the National League MVP odds.

St. Louis reinstated left-handed reliever Genesis Cabrera from the COVID-19 injured list Friday. Outfielder Corey Dickerson is expected to be activated from the IL for Saturday’s game after being out since June 5 with a strained left calf.

If he comes off the IL, Dickerson will be facing one of his former teams.

Corey Dickerson – 09/10/2019 pic.twitter.com/F6yI8JsVbr

— Random Homers (@randomhomers) July 6, 2022

The Phillies have taken three of four from the Cardinals this year and have a 15-9 edge in the series since the start of the 2018 season.

Phillies vs Cardinals Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
7/8/22
Cardinals
Phillies
PHI, 2-0
7/3/22
Phillies
Cardinals
PHI, 4-0
7/2/22
Phillies
Cardinals
STL, 7-6/td>
7/1/22
Phillies
Cardinals
PHI, 5-3
4/29/21
Cardinals
Phillies
STL, 4-3
4/28/21
Cardinals
Phillies
PHI, 5-3
4/27/21
Cardinals
Phillies
STL, 5-2
4/26/21
Cardinals
Phillies
PHI, 2-1
4/18/21
Phillies
Cardinals
PHI, 2-0
4/17/21
Phillies
Cardinals
STL, 9-4

Phillies vs Cardinals Prediction

In a matchup of two struggling pitchers, let’s give the lean to the well-rested Gibson who has been given extra time between starts to work on mechanical issues.

Pick: Phillies -105 ML

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