MLB - Sat 17/09/2011 - 16:56 EDT

MLB Betting Lines: Phillies vs. Cardinals Free Pick Prediction

Today’s MLB betting lines and Free Pick Prediction features the Philadelphia Phillies up against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Phillies can clinch the National League East, and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, without even picking up a bat if the New York Mets defeat the Atlanta Braves in matinee action today.

The Cardinals are trying to catch the Milwaukee Brewers (5.5 back) in the NL Central or the Braves (3.5 back) for the Wild Card berth.

First pitch for this Major League Baseball wagering action is scheduled for 7:05 PM ET on Saturday, September 17, 2011, from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

Phillies Are On Cruise Control – Cardinals Are Chasing

For the Phightin’ Phillies it’s a matter of when, not if, they will clinch the NL East. Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel has begun resting some of the Phillies hobbled veterans to get them healthy for the 2011 MLB Playoffs.

A repeat of the 12-2 pounding the Mets laid on the Braves last night would mean Manuel can rest anyone he wants for the Phillies 13 remaining MLB regular season contests.

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St. Louis is getting hot at the perfect time as they have won 15 of their last 20 contests – including an 8-1 run over their last nine games.

On August 29 2011, the Cardinals were 10.5 games back in the NL Central chase and 9.5 games out of the Wild Card race. Expect the Cards to stay hot tonight.

Baseball Wagering Lines: Cardinals @ Phillies Free Pick Prediction

The wagering lines for our Phillies vs. Cardinal Free Pick Prediction are furnished by the sportsbook at the online sports betting website.

This game means everything to the Cardinals and, other than the fact that this could be a first round playoff preview, very little to the Phillies.

Cardinals vs Phillies MLB Wagering Lines

Tonight’s contest features a comparable pitching match-up and the Cardinals own the fourth best team batting average in the Majors – while the Phillies sit 18th overall.

While we like St. Louis to win this one outright, we are going to shake out of our mini betting slump by taking the “safer” route with the +1.5 runs as we fly with the Red Birds tonight.

>>> Take STL over PHI with +1.5 (-170) on the JustBet Run Line <<<

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