Philadelphia Phillies at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/18/2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:15 PM on CSPh, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Philadelphia Phillies - Buchanan, D (2-3) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Miller, S (7-5)
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Rookie starter David Buchanan will be on the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night when they face seven-game winner Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals.
David Buchanan was able to beat the Chicago Cubs last weekend to improve to 2-3 on the season. He went five innings in that outing and allowed three earned runs, which were all on solo home runs, and he struck out five while walking one. Buchanan has had a tough start to his Major League career, with a 5.97 ERA through 28.2 innings.
All of the Cardinals will be going up against Buchanan for the first time on Thursday. So far this year, right-handed hitters have a .300 batting average against him, while left-handed hitters have a .277 batting average.
Over the weekend, Shelby Miller pitched pretty well against the Washington Nationals, but all he could get out of the start was a no decision. He pitched 6.2 innings in that game and allowed one run on four hits while striking out seven and walking four. Miller is 7-5 in 2014 with a 3.42 ERA and he has only given up 72 hits in 84.1 innings of work.
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has two singles in three at-bats against Miller in his career, while veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd is just 1-for-5 against him with a double and three strikeouts.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 35-27-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.5
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 29-36-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
06/07/14 P Mike Adams Rotator Cuff 15-day DL (6/7)
06/01/14 P Jeff Manship Quad 15-day DL (6/1)
05/25/14 3B Cody Asche Hamstring 15-day DL (5/23)
05/20/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (5/20)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
03/28/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 60-day DL (3/21)
St Louis Cardinals
06/14/14 P Adam Wainwright Elbow questionable
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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