Phillies vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 9/15/23

St. Louis Cardinals (65-81) vs Philadelphia Phillies (79-67)

Game Info: Friday, September 15, 2023 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Zack Thompson (5-4) (4.06) vs Aaron Nola (12-9) (4.64)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals +120 / Philadelphia Phillies -130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Busch Stadium. 

Phillies need a Big Series

The Phillies lost three of the four games against the Atlanta Braves in the last series and they are still fighting for the National League Wild Card. On Wednesday, the Phillies only scored one run and that led to the three run defeat. The Phillies are averaging 4.89 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.43 runs per game. The offense is ranked 9th in the league while the pitching is ranked 15th. On the other side of this matchup is Aaron Nola who sits with a 12-9 record and an ERA of 4.64. 

Cardinals Look to Play Spoiler

The Cardinals are looking to play the role of spoiler and they have already had a little success in that role this week The Cardinals were able to come off a series victory over the Cardinals and in the last game, they gave up zero runs. The Cardinals are averaging 4.56 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.06 runs per game. The offense is ranked 17th while the pitching is ranked 24th. On the mound for the Cardinals will be Zack Thompson who sits with a 5-5 record and an ERA of 4.06. 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Cardinals have been playing well heading into this game, and they are going to find success again here. Aaron Nola has been good, but Thompson has also been good and he can go toe to toe with him here. The Cardinals are going to give NOla enough run support to get the job done here. Back the Cardinals on the money line. 

Shane’s Pick Cardinals ML

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