Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals 9-15-23 MLB Picks, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals 9/15/23 MLB Picks, Odds, and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (79-67) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (65-81)


Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals 9/15/23 – Tonight, baseball fans are treated to an interesting matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies (79-67) and the St. Louis Cardinals (65-81). Taking place at Busch Stadium at 8:15 PM ET and broadcasted on ATV+, this game holds varying levels of importance for the two teams. The Phillies are making a playoff push, whereas the Cardinals are looking to close out a disappointing season on a high note.


The Philadelphia Phillies are clearly in a better position, with a 79-67 win-loss record as they strive for a postseason berth. The Phillies boast a batting average of .258 and have driven in an impressive 714 runs, thanks to 195 home runs. Their on-base percentage stands at .329 and their slugging percentage at .44. On the pitching side, they have an ERA of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.25. Their staff has issued 423 walks while striking out 1308 batters, showcasing depth in their pitching unit.


The St. Louis Cardinals are winding down a subpar season, standing at 65-81. Their batting average is .253, and they have scored 666 runs, primarily due to 200 home runs. The team’s on-base percentage is .327, and they have a slugging percentage of .425. Their pitching statistics, however, tell a sadder story with an ERA of 4.74 and a WHIP of 1.45. They have allowed 480 walks while securing 1103 strikeouts, indicating room for improvement in the pitching department. For the free daily MLB picks, stay tuned for expert insights and predictions.


Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals Game Info


When: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 8:15 PM ET
Where: Busch Stadium
Stream MLB.TV


Aaron Nola (12-9, 4.64 ERA) vs. Zack Thompson (5-5, 4.06 ERA)


Aaron Nola, the starting pitcher for the Phillies, has a win-loss record of 12-9 but carries a concerning ERA of 4.64. With a WHIP of 1.16, Nola has pitched for 176.1 innings, allowing 161 hits while striking out 185 and walking just 44. Despite his generally solid numbers, the 31 home runs allowed this season are a concern.


For the Cardinals, Zack Thompson will be taking the mound. With a win-loss record of 5-5 and an ERA of 4.06, Thompson has put up decent numbers in his limited 51 innings pitched. He has allowed 54 hits, struck out 59, and issued 21 walks. Home runs haven’t been a big problem for him, as he has given up only 5 this season.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Philadelphia Phillies -131, Total Odds: 8.5


The Phillies are the favorites with a spread of -1.5 at +120 and a moneyline of -131. The Cardinals are the underdogs with a spread of +1.5 at -140 and a moneyline of +121. The total is set at 8.5, with the over at -115 and the under at -105.


Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends


The Phillies have been inconsistent recently, going 1-4 SU in their last 5 games. However, they dominate the Cardinals, boasting a 5-0 SU record in their last 5 meetings. They struggle on the road against the Cardinals, as 5 of their last 6 games in St. Louis have gone under. Furthermore, their recent record against National League teams stands at 2-5 SU, although they are 4-2 SU against teams from the NL Central.


St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends 


St. Louis has shown some spark lately, going 7-3 SU in their last 10 games. The total has gone under in 8 of their last 10 games against the Phillies and 5 of their last 6 games when playing at home against Philadelphia. Interestingly, they are 3-7 SU against teams from the National League East, presenting a mixed bag of trends.


Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals 9/15/23 Betting Picks


Taking into consideration the trends, team stats, and the analysis of starting pitchers, this game looks to be in favor of the Philadelphia Phillies. Despite their recent struggles, their dominance over the Cardinals and better overall season statistics provide them the upper hand. Aaron Nola, despite his recent ups and downs, has the potential to outperform Zack Thompson.


Given the respective forms of both teams and considering the pitching match-up, we’d expect the Phillies to win this one comfortably. A smart pick would be to go with the Phillies on the moneyline and the over on the total runs, as both teams have the offensive firepower to contribute to a high-scoring game. For the free daily sports picks, stay tuned for expert insights and predictions.

Free Pick and Prediction: Philadelphia Phillies will win 6-3.


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