Phillies Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – April 18, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 18, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals (7-7) and Yadier Molina (2 HR in his last game) are underdogs (+163) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies (7-7) on Sunday at 1:05 PM ET. Aaron Nola starts for Philadelphia while St. Louis will counter with John Gant.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 18, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Phillies vs Cardinals Betting Lines

Phillies Betting Insights

  • This season, the Phillies have won three out of the six games in which they’ve been favored.
  • Philadelphia has not entered a game this season as a bigger favorite on the moneyline than the -200 odds on them winning this game.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Phillies, based on the moneyline, is 63.7%.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Phillies and their opponents have combined to hit the over eight times.

Phillies Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 4.1
HR 11
ERA 5.47
K/9 8.2

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Cardinals Betting Insights

  • The Cardinals have been chosen as underdogs in seven games this year and have walked away with the win four times (57.1%) in those games.
  • St. Louis has yet to play a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +163.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cardinals have a 36.3% chance of pulling out a win.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Cardinals and their opponents have combined to clear the total five times.

Cardinals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 4.9
HR 14
ERA 4.55
K/9 9.3

Cardinals Probable Pitcher – John Gant

  • The Cardinals are sending Gant (0-1) to make his third start of the season.
  • His last appearance came on Monday against the Nationals, when the right-hander tossed five innings, surrendering three earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • Gant will try to secure his second outing of five or more innings pitched this season. He’s averaging 4.1 innings per appearance.
  • The Cardinals were named the moneyline underdog for one Gant start this season — they won.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 18, 2021 at 2:12 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Phillies Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 7-7
Home 6-2
Road 1-5
vs LHP (Starters) 3-2
vs RHP (Starters) 4-5
Day Games 4-1
Night Games 3-6

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Phillies Probable Pitcher – Aaron Nola

  • Nola (0-1) will take the mound for the Phillies, his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs in five innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Mets.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this season, the 27-year-old ranks outside of the top 15 in WHIP and strikeouts.
  • His team is 2-0 this season when he starts and they’re favored on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 18, 2021 at 2:12 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cardinals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 7-7
Home 2-4
Road 5-3
vs LHP (Starters) 2-1
vs RHP (Starters) 5-6
Day Games 3-5
Night Games 4-2

Phillies Hitting Stats

  • The Phillies average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 25th in MLB play with 12 total home runs .
  • The Phillies have a 2-1 record this season in games when they hit two or more home runs.
  • Philadelphia has 11 home runs over the last 10 games.
  • J.T. Realmuto is batting .302 this season with a team-high two home runs.
  • Didi Gregorius is batting .320 this season with a team-high two home runs and 10 RBI.

Cardinals Hitting Stats

  • The Cardinals have hit 20 homers this season, which ranks third in the league.
  • In eight games on the road this season, they’ve hit 14 homers, an average of 1.8 per contest.
  • Over the last 10 games, St. Louis has hit 14 home runs.
  • Molina leads the Cardinals in home runs (four), runs batted in (12) and has racked up a team-high batting average of .340.
  • Nolan Arenado has shown his power as he paces his team with four home runs.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Cardinals (+163)

Over/Under Pick: Under (8)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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