The Philadelphia Phillies (41-38) host the St. Louis Cardinals (44-36) in a matchup on Sunday Night Baseball. The Phillies won the first contest 5-3 but the Cardinals bounced back the following day to even the series. The Cardinals are currently in second place in the NL Central standings. On the other side, the Phillies are in third place in the NL East.
First pitch is set for 7:08 p.m. ET. Philadelphia is the -160 money line favorite (risk $160 to win $100) in the latest Cardinals vs. Phillies odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while St. Louis is a +135 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 7.5. Before making any Phillies vs. Cardinals picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's advanced computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It's on a 59-51 run on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 12 weeks. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Cardinals vs. Phillies, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Phillies vs. Cardinals:
- Cardinals vs. Phillies moneyline: Philadelphia -160, St. Louis +135
- Cardinals vs. Phillies run-line: St. Louis +1.5 (-165)
- Cardinals vs. Phillies over-under: 7.5 runs
- STL: The over is 6-1 in Cardinals last seven Sunday games
- PHI: The Phillies are 4-0 in their last four during Game 3 of a series
- Cardinals vs. Phillies picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back the Cardinals
Designated hitter Juan Yepez is a smooth bat who owns a fluid and effortless swing. Yepez has the strength to consistently drive the ball into any gap with ease and produce runs. The 24-year-old is hitting .281 with 10 home runs and 25 RBIs. In his last outing, he belted a solo homer.
Second baseman Tommy Edman is a switch-hitter with tremendous baseball instincts. Edman is extremely patient at the plate and is a threat to steal bases. The 27-year-old is batting .270 with seven home runs, 32 RBIs, and is tied for third in the league in stolen bases (19). He went 2-for-5 with two singles in his last contest.
Why you should back the Phillies
Left fielder Kyle Schwarber is a power slugger in the middle of the lineup for Philadelphia. Schwarber has incredible lower body strength and is able to drive the ball into most gaps. The 2021 All-Star is patient at the dish and can get into high counts. Schwarber is tied for second in the MLB in home runs (23) and tied for 15th in RBIs (51). On July 1, he went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
First baseman Rhys Hoskins is a pure hitter and run-producer. Hoskins owns the strength and bat control to spray the ball to all parts of the field with ease. The 29-year-old is batting .253 along with 16 home runs and 41 RBIs. He heads into this contest on a six-game hitting streak. On June 29, he went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo bomb.
How to make Phillies vs. Cardinals picks
SportsLine's model is leaning over on the total, projecting 8.3 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model's MLB picks at SportsLine.
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