In today’s MLB betting guide, the Philadelphia Phillies look to stay hot against the struggling St. Louis Cardinals, while the Minnesota Twins try to come out of a slump against the Texas Rangers.
St. Louis Cardinals (-110) vs Philadelphia Phillies (-110)
The Cardinals have struggled a ton lately with just two wins in their past 10 games, while the Phillies have burst up the standings once again winning three in a row and seven of 10. The Cardinals have been shut out two games in a row against the Phillies and three of the past four games in total, while the Phillies have done the shutting out two in a row and four of the past six games.
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It may be difficult to replicate as bullpen pitcher Nick Nelson is making his first start. He will be able to give the Phillies a few innings at most, but they will have to rely on their bullpen today to get the job done. Fortunately, the batting of the Cardinals has struggled big time lately. As for the Cardinals’ starter Andre Pallante, he allowed seven earned runs, 10 hits, and two home runs in his last start (3.2 innings) and even if he pitches better, he will have to pretty much shut down the very hot bats of the Phillies to get the win. Take the Phillies with great value here and the under (U9, -120).
Texas Rangers (-125) vs Minnesota Twins (+105)
This will be the game where the Twins snap their three-game losing streak and the two-game winning streak of the Rangers is also stopped. The Twins are just the better team that has eight more wins on the season even though the Rangers have been a little bit better lately. Both teams actually have the same record of 4-6 over their past 10 games but the pitching should be the difference in this game.
The Twins aren’t going to be swept and the bats haven’t been cold, they have just slightly been outplayed in this series so far. Starting pitching may play a big part today as Twins starter Dylan Bundy has pitched very well lately and will give Minnesota a good chance to win. He has allowed just five earned runs in the past four starts (24 innings) and allowed just one home run. The Rangers will have inconsistent starter Dane Dunning on the mound as he will either have a pretty solid outing or the opponents will get to him. He doesn’t go deep into games since he takes a lot of pitches to get through the innings he does pitch or he gets lit up. The Twins look like a very strong underdog in this one, so take them and the over (O8.5, -115) since both teams have been hitting the ball well.
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