MLB Matchups  >>  St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Preview 08/23/2014

The Philadelphia Phillies will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park.

Shelby Miller will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Right hander Miller is 8-9 this season with a 4.25 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be David Buchanan who starts for the Phillies. Right hander Buchanan is 6-7 with a 4.25 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 143-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game's total is sitting at 8.

The Cardinals were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +165 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

St. Louis:
Team record: 69-58
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games on the road
Philadelphia:
Team record: 57-71
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Next up:
St. Louis at Philadelphia Sunday, August 24