Phillies vs Cardinals Odds, Trends, and Free Pick June 23rd, 2011

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Phillies Philadelphia (47-28) at St Louis (40-35)
When: Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
Where: Busch Stadium, St Louis, Missouri
Time: 8:15 ET
TV: MLB Network
Cardinals

Probable Pitchers
Phillies: Roy Oswalt (4-5, 3.38 ERA, 1.30 WHIP)
Cardinals: Chris Carpenter (1-7, 4.47 ERA, 1.39 WHIP)

Phillies are 6-2 in Oswalts last 8 starts during game 3 of a series.

Phillies are 7-3 in Oswalts last 10 starts following a team loss in their previous game.

Phillies are 2-6 in Oswalts last 8 starts with the total set at 7.0-8.5.

Cardinals are 6-1 in Carpenters last 7 starts as a home favorite of -110 to -150.

Cardinals are 27-9 in Carpenters last 36 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.

Cardinals are 52-19 in Carpenters last 71 home starts.

Under is 3-0-1 in Oswalts last 4 starts overall.

Under is 4-0-1 in Oswalts last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.

Over is 5-1 in Carpenters last 6 starts following a team loss in their previous game.

Under is 4-1 in Carpenters last 5 starts as a favorite.

Over is 4-0-1 in Carpenters last 5 starts vs. Phillies.

Cardinals are 5-1 in Carpenters last 6 starts vs. Phillies.

Under is 7-1-1 in Welkes last 9 games behind home plate vs. Philadelphia.

Road team is 7-1 in Welkes last 8 games behind home plate vs. Philadelphia.

My Prediction: The Phillies are looking for a clean 3-game sweep of the struggling Cardinals in St Louis tonight. The Cards have now lost 9 of 11 and are 0-2 without Albert Pujols. The Phillies have held St. Louis to only 2 runs in the first two games. Philadelphia goes with Roy Oswalt tonight against the Cards Chris Carpenter. Oswalt has been hit around recently, going 1-2 with a 5.12 ERA in his last 3 starts. Carpenter’s career ERA against the Phillies is 5.69 in 49 innings pitched. I like Oswalt to get back on track for the Phillies and for Carpenter to continue his struggles.

Phillies -110

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