Sharp MLB Handicapper Backing Phillies +150 over Cardinals

Ross Benjamin

Monday, April 27, 2015 3:14 PM UTC

Monday, Apr. 27, 2015 3:14 PM UTC

We apply a MLB Money Line Underdog betting system which has produced a fabulous rate of return on investment since 1997 to Monday's Phillies vs. Cardinals match.

Phillies and Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Monday
The St. Louis Cardinals (12-5) host the Philadelphia Phillies (7-12) on Monday at 8:15 PM ET. This will be the first of a four game series between these clubs. According to the MLB betting odds at Bookmaker, St. Louis is a -145 money line favorite in MLB odds, and the posted total is 6.5. These teams played seven times at Busch Stadium in St. Louis during the past two seasons, only one of those games went over the total, and the Cardinals were 5-2 in those matchups.


Starting Pitchers
The Phillies will send their ace Cole Hamels to the mound on Monday. Hamels has gone 1-3 in his team starts this season with a 3.75 ERA. The most alarming part of those four starts by Hamel in 2015 is that he’s allowed seven home runs in 24.0 innings pitched. Hamels has gone 7-5 in his career team starts versus the Cardinals with a stellar 2.99 ERA, and just three of those twelve outings went over the total. Hamels is coming off an outstanding outing in his last start versus Miami, allowing no earned runs on just five hits in 6.0 innings.

The Cardinals will counter with veteran right-hander John Lackey on the mound. Lackey is 2-1 in his team starts this season with a 4.34 ERA. Lackey is 2-3 in his career team starts versus the Phillies with a 3.38 ERA, and four of those five outings stayed under the total. Lackey is coming off a shaky start versus Washington in which he allowed five earned runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched.


MLB Money Line Betting System
The Phillies enter Monday’s game with a 7-12 record and a poor .368 winning percentage. They’re also coming off a 5-4 home win over their NL East rival Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Consider when placing your MLB picks that any money line underdog of +100 to +150, coming off a divisional one run win in their previous game, and they possess a winning percentage of .380 or less, resulted in that underdog going 69-48 (59%) since 1997. The average money line for the underdog in those games was +124, and $100 bettors have made a profit of $3740 by following this system over that specific time frame.

MLB Picks: Play Philadelphia +135 at 5Dimes

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