St Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies 8-27-23 MLB Odds, Analysis, and Prediction

St Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies 8/27/23 – St. Louis Cardinals will square off with Philadelphia Phillies this Sunday at 1:35 PM ET in Citizens Bank Park for an exhilarating baseball matchup featuring baseball daily picks in Citizens Bank Park. Drew Rom will represent the Cardinals while Aaron Nola takes up pitching duties for Philadelphia.

St Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Date & Time: Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 1:35 PM ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park


St Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies 8/27/23 Betting Odds

Cardinals+152+1.5 (-129)9 over (-110)
Phillies-168-1.5 (+117)9 under (+100)

St. Louis Cardinals Analysis

St. Louis Cardinals approach this matchup with determination despite recent hurdles testing their resilience. Their offensive prowess has been evident all season, as evidenced by their batting average of 0.257, which illustrates their ability to connect consistently with the ball and score 588 runs – along with 175 homers that highlight their power-hitting potential. Furthermore, their on-base percentage of 0.331 indicates their capacity for getting runners on base, while their slugging percentage of 0.430 signifies their capacity for getting them home via extra-base hits.

However, the Cardinals haven’t had it easy on the mound either. Drew Rom, leading their charge on the pitcher’s mound, has experienced difficulties on his journey towards dominance – evidenced by an 0-1 record and 14.73 earned run average; walks/hits per inning pitched of 3.27 indicates there may be room for improvement with regards to command and control on the mound; his recent outing accounting for 3.2 innings pitched which yielded 8 hits/8 earned runs could provide insight. Yet their collective spirit cannot be underestimated as they attempt to overcome recent setbacks together.

Philadelphia Phillies Analysis

Philadelphia Phillies are approaching this crucial showdown with more optimism, evidenced by a batting average of 0.258 that showcases their ability to find gaps in defense regularly and amass 609 runs during their season; their capacity for crossing home plate regularly can be seen through 609 runs scored this season alone and their arsenal of 158 homers as weapons in their offensive strategy; their on-base percentage (0.326) ensures innings can remain alive by getting on base regularly while their slugging percentage (0.431) indicates their extra-base hits production.

Aaron Nola leads the Phillies starting pitching rotation with an 11-8 record and 4.49 earned run average, providing experience and stability on the mound. His walks/hits per inning pitched of 1.15 shows his ability to limit baserunners while controlling the game pace. Nola has played 26 games this season for 160.1 innings while allowing 145 hits and 88 earned runs over that timeframe, demonstrating his effectiveness and impactful performances as an essential piece in their quest for victory.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Against the Spread

The Cardinals have seen 7 out of their last 10 games end with total scores falling, suggesting an ongoing trend of lower-scoring matches. Unfortunately, however, they have struggled recently – winning just 2 out of 9 matches overall and only 2 of 8 matchups with the Phillies; on the contrary, four wins out of six contests against them, and seven total scores that ended below total have come against the Cardinals.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Free Pick

With the analysis in mind, here are the predicted picks for this exciting matchup:

Moneyline: Phillies -168

Considering the Cardinals’ recent struggles and the Phillies’ home-field advantage, the Phillies (-168) are favored to secure the victory. The Phillies’ offense and Aaron Nola’s pitching prowess could tip the scales in their favor.

Spread: Cardinals +1.5 (-129)

While the Cardinals may face a challenging spread of +1.5 (-129), their ability to keep games close cannot be overlooked. They have a history of bouncing back, and if Drew Rom can deliver a more controlled performance on the mound, the Cardinals can cover the spread.

Total: 9 under (+100)

Given recent trends, the total has the potential to go under 9 runs. The Cardinals’ offensive struggles and Aaron Nola’s ability to stifle opponents’ scoring could contribute to a lower-scoring game.

Prediction: 3-4 Philadelphia Phillies win

As Drew Rom and Aaron Nola of both teams are starting pitchers, this matchup should make for an intriguing contest between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies. Baseball fans and bettors alike are in for an engaging battle. Cardinals fans hope Drew Rom can give them some redemption while the Phillies aim to capitalize on home advantage. Betting trends and team analysis suggest a close game that may see lower scoring – making this matchup ideal for live betting in Canada or worldwide.