MLB Matchups  >>  Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals Preview 07/23/2013

The Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Busch Stadium.

The Phillies will give the ball to starter Jonathan Pettibone in this one. Righthander Pettibone is 5-3 this season with a 3.89 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Shelby Miller. The righthander has a 2.92 ERA to go along with a 9-6 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 175-moneyline favorites versus the Phillies, while the game's total is sitting at 8½.
Last time out for Philadelphia, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Mets on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Mets at -108 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Padres at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -235 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
Philadelphia has lost 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Philadelphia: 49-50 SU
St. Louis: 59-37 SU
PHILADELPHIA MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Philadelphia's last 10 games
Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing at home against Philadelphia
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis's last 15 games at home

NEXT UP:
St. Louis home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, July 24