St Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 7 (10/7): MLB
- Oct 6, 2022, 10:44:57 PM
|Time||2:07 p.m. EST|
|Phillies money line||-110|
|Phillies run line||+1.5 (-220)|
|Cardinals money line||-110|
|Cardinals run line||-1.5 (+180)|
|Over / under||7|
|Philadelphia Phillies||St Louis Cardinals|
|Road / home record||40-41||53-28|
|Last 10 record||4-6||4-6|
|Over / under record||81-75-6||77-80-5|
|Runs / game||4.61||4.77|
|Runs allowed / game||4.23||3.93|
The St Louis Cardinals will host the Philadelphia Phillies to play the 1st game of the NL Wild Card series on Friday. These teams faced 7 times in the regular season and the Phillies have the lead 4-3.
The Phillies get to this game with a 87-75 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.61 runs per game. They're batting for .255 AVG, 745 runs scored in 1385 hits and 205 home runs, ranking #7 in offense in the league behind the NY Mets. Kyle Schwarber leads the team with 46 home runs and 94 RBI while Alec Bohm is batting for .281 avg.
Defensively they are allowing 4.23 runs per game and rank #15 in the league. Zack Wheeler leads the team with a 2.82 ERA, 163 strikeouts and 12 wins recorded for the Phillies.
Probable Pitcher: Zack Wheeler(12-7, 2.82 ERA)
Wheeler will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Phillies. Wheeler allowed two hits over five scoreless innings Sunday, striking out seven and earning a win over the Nationals. He has a record of 3-2 with an ERA of 2.65 and 32 strikeouts in 6 appearances versus the Cardinals in his career.
St Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals get here with a 93-69 record and have lost 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.77 runs and and they're batting for .258 AVG, have 662 runs scored in 1178 hits and 170 home runs, ranking #2 in offense in the league behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 37 home runs and batting for .335 AVG with 115 RBI so far.
Defensively they are allowing 3.93 runs per game and rank #9 in the league. Adam Wainwright leads the pitching staff with a 3.21 ERA, 132 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded with the Cards.
Probable Pitcher: Jose Quintana (6-7, 2.93 ERA)
Quintana will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Cardinals. The veteran left-hander made his final start of the regular season Monday in Pittsburgh and delivered three scoreless innings, and he'll be St. Louis' opening starter for the postseason. He has a 0-1 record with an ERA of 2.90 and 51 strikeouts in 7 appearances against the Phillies in his career.
Philadelphia are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
Philadelphia are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Philadelphia's last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games against Philadelphia.
St. Louis are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The Cardinals are one of the best offenses in the league averaging almost 5 runs per game and have a great record at home of 53-28. Jose Quintana will start for the Cardinals who has been insane in his last starts allowing no more than 1 run per game in the last 6 starts. Zack Wheeler will start for the Phillies who has also been pretty solid this season and dominated the Cardinals twice in the season. Expect a low scoring game as both starters will be dominant on the mound. Take the under.
PICK: Under 7 (-110)
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