The MLB regular season wrapped up on Wednesday and finalized its official 2022 postseason bracket. There are 12 teams, six from each league, fighting for an opportunity to take home the World Series title.
One of the series many baseball fans have circled is a matchup between the 3-seed St. Louis Cardinals and 6-seed Philadelphia Phillies. The Cardinals are playing for something special as they hope to win yet another championship in Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols' final postseason run. Meanwhile, the Phillies look forward to a fresh start after losing eight of their final 12 games to close out the regular season.
Phillies vs Cardinals TV Schedule and Start Times
Below is the full official schedule for the Phillies vs Cardinals NL Wild Card Round MLB Playoffs series.
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 7 at Busch Stadium (ABC - 2:07 p.m. ET)
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 8 at Busch Stadium (ESPN2 - 8:37 p.m. ET)
Game 3: Sunday, Oct. 9 at Busch Stadium (ESPN2- 8:37 p.m. ET) if necessary
Phillies vs Cardinals Betting Odds
The following MLB Playoffs odds are provided from FanDuel Sportsbook. Oddsmakers give St. Louis the edge in the series, however, Game 1 could go either way. The Cardinals are listed with -108 moneyline odds in Game 1 while the Phillies are also available at -108.
For the series, the Cardinals hold -134 odds to advance while the Phillies maintain a +114 figure. FanDuel Sportsbook also lists some other series prop bets, including correct series score and an over/under on total games played.
Total Games: 2 Games (-110) | 3 Games (-110)
Series Betting: Cardinals: 2-0 (+240) | 2-1 (+220)
Series Betting: Phillies: 2-0 (+280) | 2-1 (+290)
Phillies vs Cardinals Probable Pitchers
Phillies: Zack Wheeler (12-7, 2.82 ERA)
Phillies: Aaron Nola (11-13, 3.25 ERA)
Phillies: Ranger Suarez (10-7, 3.65 ERA)
Phillies vs Cardinals Prediction & Pick
The Phillies would have a better chance to win this series if it was taking place at home. Philadelphia is a dreadful 7-16 in its last 23 road games, only winning four of their last 14 outings away from Citizens Bank Park. On the other hand, the Cardinals are 13-6 in their last 19 home games and also averaged the seventh-most runs per game in their own stadium this season (4.84).
I do expect the Phillies to make things interesting, however, the Cardinals should emerge as the victors.
Final Series Prediction: Cardinals win, 2-1
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