Phillies vs Cardinals NL Wild Card Series Game 2: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Saturday, October 8

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The Philadelphia Phillies and the St. Louis Cardinals play in Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series on Saturday 8:37 PM ET at Busch Stadium. The Phillies have a 1-0 series lead. On the hill for the Phillies will be Aaron Nola (11-12), opposed by the Cardinals’ Miles Mikolas (12-13).

Despite being the away team the Phillies are a moderate moneyline favorite (-120) over the Cardinals (+103). The game’s over/under is set at 6.5.

Phillies vs. Cardinals Odds

Run Line

Philadelphia Phillies (-1.5)

Moneyline

Phillies (-120)

Total

6.5 Runs (Over: -120, Under: +100)

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When, Where, at What Time is Phillies vs. Cardinals

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 8, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:37 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN2
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Stadium: Busch Stadium

Phillies Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Corey Knebel 60 Day Injury List Back
Kent Emanuel 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Mark Appel 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Hans Crouse 60 Day Injury List Bicep
Simon Muzziotti 60 Day Injury List Undisclosed
Damon Jones 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
James McArthur 60 Day Injury List Elbow

Cardinals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Drew VerHagen 60 Day Injury List Hip
Álex Reyes 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Ryan Helsley Day-to-day Finger

Last Time Out: Phillies and Cardinals

These squads play again following the Phillies’ 6-3 victory over the Cardinals yesterday. David Robertson (1.00 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K) earned the win for the Phillies. Ryan Helsley (1.00 IP, 4 R, 1 H, 2 K) took the loss on the mound for the Cardinals.

Betting Trends

Phillies Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Phillies have won 62 out of the 106 games, or 58.5%, in which they’ve been favored. This season, Philadelphia has won 58 of its 100 games, or 58%, when favored by at least -120 on the moneyline. The Phillies have a 54.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Philadelphia’s games have gone over the total in 84 of their 167 chances. The Phillies are 83-84-0 against the spread in their 167 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Kyle Schwarber 155 .218 (122) .323 (71) .504 (15) 6.9% (2) 29.9% (127) 12.9% (10)
J.T. Realmuto 139 .273 (37) .339 (46) .475 (24) 3.9% (44) 21.3% (76) 7.3% (85)
Rhys Hoskins 156 .247 (81) .333 (52) .461 (36) 4.5% (28) 25.2% (109) 10.7% (26)
Alec Bohm 152 .278 (29) .314 (88) .398 (93) 2.1% (107) 17.5% (48) 4.9% (123)
Bryce Harper 100 .284 (-) .362 (-) .508 (-) 4.2% (-) 20.4% (-) 10.8% (-)

Cardinals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cardinals have won in 28, or 43.1%, of the 65 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year. St. Louis has a win-loss record of 19-33 when favored by +103 or worse by sportsbooks this year. The Cardinals have an implied victory probability of 49.3% according to the moneyline set for this matchup. St. Louis and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 79 of their 167 opportunities. The Cardinals are 87-80-0 against the spread in their 167 games that had a posted line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt 151 .317 (3) .404 (4) .578 (3) 5.4% (10) 21.7% (80) 12.2% (14)
Nolan Arenado 149 .293 (18) .359 (23) .534 (5) 4.8% (22) 11.6% (7) 8.4% (69)
Tommy Edman 153 .266 (49) .325 (65) .401 (89) 2.1% (107) 17.5% (48) 7.3% (85)
Albert Pujols 109 .271 (-) .347 (-) .552 (-) 6.9% (-) 15.8% (-) 8.0% (-)
Brendan Donovan 126 .281 (-) .394 (-) .379 (-) 1.1% (-) 15.0% (-) 12.8% (-)

Phillies vs. Cardinals Picks and Predictions

Our top pick for Phillies vs. Cardinals sees the Cardinals (+103 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. For the over/under, we prefer the over on 6.5 runs.

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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