St. Louis Cardinals vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction MLB Picks 6/2/24

Philadelphia Phillies (40-18) vs St. Louis Cardinals (27-28)

Game Info: Sunday, June 2, 2024 at 7:10 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Taijuan Walker (3-1) (5.51) vs Lance Lynn (2-3) (3.45)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -143 / St. Louis Cardinals +121 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies square off Sunday in MLB action from Citizens Bank Park. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a St. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies prediction.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The St. Louis Cardinals will send out Lance Lynn for the start here and Lynn is 2-3 with a 3.45 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Phillies, Lynn is 2-1 with a 3.07 ERA and 29 strikeouts. Taijuan Walker will start for the Phillies here and is 3-1 with a 5.51 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Cardinals, Walker is 1-1 with a 3.52 ERA and 28 strikeouts.

St. Louis Cardinals Recap

The St. Louis Cardinals come into this game looking to salvage something from the series after a 6-1 loss to the Phillies in Saturday’s matchup. The series loss for the Cards snaps the Cardinals’ series win streak after they knocked off the Reds, Cubs and Orioles over the last week and a half.

Cardinals Still Hitting Well Despite Struggles In Series

Nolan Arenado leads the Cardinals with 53 hits along with 10 doubles and 26 RBIs while Brendan Donovan has 25 RBIs with 14 doubles. Nolan Gorman has a team-high 10 home runs along with 25 RBIs in addition to 8 doubles while Masyn Winn has a .301 batting average and 7 stolen bases. Paul Goldschmidt also has a team-high 72 strikeouts as well this season.

Why the St. Louis Cardinals will win

  • The Phillies have lost five of their last six games as home favorites against NL Central opponents following a home win.
  • The Cardinals have won four of their last five night games after playing the previous day.
  • The Phillies have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight home games against NL Central opponents following a home win.
  • The Cardinals have covered the run line in four of their last five games following a loss.

Philadelphia Phillies Recap

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to complete the sweep of the Cardinals after Saturday’s victory, with the series win for Philadelphia snapping a run of series losses to the Giants and Rockies over the last week.

Phillies Still Rolling Strong Offensively

Alec Bohm leads the Phillies with 68 hits including 23 doubles, a .311 batting average and a team-high 49 RBIs while Bryce Harper has a team-high 14 home runs with 44 RBIs and Bryson Stott has a team-high 14 stolen bases. Trea Turner has 10 doubles with 10 stolen bases as well and Kyle Schwarber has 11 home runs, 35 RBIs and a team-high 76 strikeouts as well this season. Johan Rojas also has 13 stolen bases as well this season.

Why the Philadelphia Phillies will win

  • The Phillies have won each of their last eight games at Citizens Bank Park.
  • The Cardinals have lost each of their last six games at Citizens Bank Park.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line each of their last seven night games against National League opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Phillies have covered the run line in each of their last six games at Citizens Bank Park.
  • The Phillies have led after 5 innings in each of their last six games against the Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five games at Citizens Bank Park against National League opponents that held a winning record.

Cardinals vs. Phillies Prediction

I’m on the Cardinals here. I just think that there’s still value with the Cards in the series finale as you have two pitchers that have had their ups and downs in Lynn and Walker, but Lynn’s pitching slightly better right now. Walker has just had this inane ability to give up runs in bunches, and I still think the Cardinals are playing well enough that they can still save something from this series. I’ll take a shot on the Cards and the plus money here.

Chris’s Pick St. Louis +121

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