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Phillies vs Cardinals Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for NL Wild Card Game 2 MLB Playoffs

Devon Platana
Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for NL Wild Card Game 2 in MLB Playoffs.
Philadelphia Phillies vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for NL Wild Card Game 2 in MLB Playoffs. / AP Photo/Jeff Roberson
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Phillies vs Cardinals Game 2 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — NL Wild Card Game 2 (PHI Leads 1-0)
No. 6 Philadelphia Phillies vs. No. 3 St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Time: 8:37 p.m. ET
Venue: Busch Stadium — St. Louis, MO
Coverage: ESPN2

The NL Wild Card round of the 2022 MLB Playoffs continues with Game 2 of the Philadelphia Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinals series. The Cardinals looked like they had everything in control with a 2-0 lead heading into Game 1's ninth inning, only for the Phillies to turn things around for the 6-3 victory.

Can the Cardinals learn from their mistakes to win in what could be Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina's final MLB postseason game? Or will the Phillies build off their Game 1 momentum to send St. Louis into an early offseason?

Phillies vs Cardinals Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: PHI: (-122) | STL: (+104)
Spread: PHI: -1.5 (+146) | STL: +1.5 (-178)
Total: 6.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

The Phillies enter this contest as a slight road favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are listed at -122 moneyline odds with +146 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features a low 6.5 runs, notably because of the strength of the starting pitchers for each side.

Phillies vs Cardinals Prediction & Pick

The playoffs are all about catching fire and building momentum at the right time, which is what the Phillies did in Game 1. That victory was the kind that shifts momentum in a series and even though St. Louis has the home-field advantage, this matchup is now Philadelphia's to lose.

Phillies starter Aaron Nola has had the Cardinals' number throughout his career, going 5-3 with a 2.69 ERA in nine starts while also winning three of his last five appearances against them. Miles Mikolas has been solid in his two career postseason appearances (1-1, 1.50 ERA), but I think that the momentum shift from Game 1 will be too much for the Cardinals to handle.

Final Score Prediction: Phillies: 4 | Cardinals: 3

Phillies vs Cardinals Probable Starting Pitchers

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to Aaron Nola (11-13, 3.25 ERA) in Game 1 and the St. Louis Cardinals hand the ball to Miles Mikolas (12-13, 3.29 ERA).

Phillies vs Cardinals Betting Trends

- Philadelphia is 13-5 straight up in its last 18 games against the NL Central.
- St. Louis is 3-13 straight up in its last 16 games played in October.
- The total has hit the over in five of Philadelphia's last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in five of St. Louis' last six games.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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