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Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals

June 2, 2024

The St. Louis Cardinals (27-29) and Philadelphia Phillies (41-18) have a great MLB betting opportunity awaiting as they look to close out their three-game series on Sunday, June 2 at 7:00 PM ET at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies are moneyline favorites at -135.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals have lost their last two consecutive games, which have both been against the Phillies. Their latest defeat was a 6-1 showing, where they are now averaging a loss of 5.0 to 1.5 runs a game.

Lance Lynn (2-3) is on the mound to start for the Cardinals. He currently has an ERA and WHIP at 3.45 and 1.34, respectively. Their team ERA comes in at 4.12, so they will need a good start from him if they want to win.

The Cardinals have several key offensive players who help stimulate their offense. Nolan Gorman leads with 10 homers, Masyn Winn leads with a .301 batting average, and Nolan Arenado has accumulated 26 RBIs.

Their batting average is currently .233, but they allow their opponents to average .253. This will likely hurt their chances of success, especially since the Phillies have a positive correlation.

Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview

The Phillies aim for the sweep and look to add to their three-game win streak. Over they last three wins, they have averaged 5.33 runs a game and have not shown any signs of slowing down.

They will offer Taijuan Walker (3-1) as their starting pitcher for this matchup. He currently has an ERA of 5.51 and a WHIP of 1.59. Their team ERA stands at 3.02, so he must perform his best to stay within reach of that average.

Their offense has been potent through Alec Bohm, who leads with a .311 batting average and 49 RBIs. They also have Bryce Harper, who leads 14 home runs. Both will be pivotal in their offensive games to help the team win.

The Phillies are averaging .257 at the plate and are allowing their opponents to average .221. This is a great separation between the two averages and will be a major contributor to the outcome of this game.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

The betting odds have been provided by MyBookie, which currently has the Phillies as favorites. Looking at market insights, they have a 61.1 percent likelihood of success.

Starting pitching could significantly impact this game. Surprisingly, the Cardinals are better on paper, with Lynn leading them. However, the Phillies are more consistent on both sides of the field and likely to succeed here. Look for the Phillies to complete the sweep.

Final Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -135