Phillies vs. Cardinals MLB Best Bets for April 8: Veteran Arms Clash

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MLB Pick: Phillies ML (-102) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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There are 13 games scheduled for Monday’s MLB action, but one particular showdown captures my attention: Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals. Delve into our analysis to reveal the most advantageous betting odds offered by our top-rated sportsbooks.

For a thorough breakdown and preview of today’s MLB matchups, make sure to check out Bookmakers Review’s YouTube channel. In today’s video Donnie Rightside has a prop for this game as well as some thoughts for the Astros-Rangers matchup.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Monday, April 08, 2024 – 07:45 PM ET at Busch Stadium

The Cardinals became the first team this season to drop a game to the Marlins, and they’ll be looking to quickly bounce back into the win column Monday night at home in St. Louis to begin a 3-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Spencer Turnbull (1-0, 0.00) gets the ball for Philadelphia opposite Miles Mikolas (1-1, 6.10) in a mound matchup between veteran arms, and top sportsbooks have this one lined tightly with some shops offering it as a pick.

Phils Have Beaten Mikolas 3-Straight

Turnbull was solid in his Phillies debut, allowing just one unearned run while striking out 7 over the course of his 5 innings last week against the Reds. He will be facing the Reds for the first time since pitching the Tigers to a pair of wins over them in 2020.

After getting beat up by the Dodgers in LA on Opening Day, Mikolas righted the ship to pick up the win last Tuesday in San Diego with 6 innings of 2-run baseball. The Phillies cracked on him twice last season (12 IP, 10 ER), and Alec Bohm was 4-8 with a homer in their encounters.

3-4 O/U Last 7 Matchups at Busch

Philadelphia didn’t just knock Mikolas around last year, taking 5 of 6 matchups overall with the Cardinals and falling short of a season sweep by a run in the final meeting between the old rivals. I like for the Phillies to continue that trend on Monday.

MLB Pick: Phillies ML (-102) at Heritage Sports

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