Preview St. Louis Cardinals at Philadelphia Phillies 7/8/2008
Tuesday, 7:05 pm Eastern
SBG Global Opening Line: Phillies - 200 , Total 9 Under -120
Two of the best teams in the National League begin a series in Philadelphia as the Phillies host the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals actually have a better record than the Phillies but are tied for 2nd in the tougher National League Central while the Phillies lead the National League East. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Phillies at Home.
Joel Pineiro gets the start for St. Louis on Tuesday. He is 2-4 on the season with a 4.52 ERA. He has not done much lately, going winless in his last nine starts with seven no-decisions. In his last start against the Mets he gave up four runs and 11 hits in five innings.
Cole Hamels looks for his 10th win of the season on Tuesday. He is 9-5 with a 3.22 ERA. He nearly pitched a complete game in his last start against Atlanta but still went 8 2/3 innings, giving up just one run on five hits. He is 2-0 with a 4.26 ERA in his career against St. Louis.
Here are the MLB betting stats for Tuesday’s game. The Cardinals are 11-4 in their last 15 vs. the National League East. The Cardinals are 1-6 in Pineiro’s last 7 starts. The Cardinals are 0-4 in Pineiro’s last 4 starts as an underdog.
The Cardinals are 0-4 in Pineiro’s last 4 road starts.
SBG Global Current Line: Phillies - 200 , Total 9 Under -120
The Phillies are 21-8 in their last 29 Tuesday games. The Phillies are 0-7 in their last 7 games as a home favorite. The Phillies are 0-4 in their last 4 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Phillies are 4-0 in Hamels’ last 4 Tuesday starts. The Phillies are 18-4 in Hamels’ last 22 starts vs. the National League Central. The Phillies are 20-8 in Hamels’ last 28 starts as a home favorite. The Phillies are 4-0 in Hamels’ last 4 starts vs. the Cardinals.
The Over is 4-0-1 in the Cardinals last 5 vs. the National League East. The Under is 5-1-1 in the Cardinals last 7 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
The Over is 5-2-1 in the Cardinals last 8 overall.
The Under is 5-1 in the Phillies last 6 home games. The Under is 5-2 in the Phillies last 7 vs. the National League Central. The Under is 22-9 in the Phillies last 31 overall. The Over is 11-2-2 in the last 15 meetings in Philadelphia between the two teams.
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