Cardinals vs. Phillies MLB Preview: Starting Lineups, Odds, Weather, & Stats (5/31/24)

Written By Editorial Team on May 31, 2024
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The St. Louis Cardinals are set to play the Philadelphia Phillies on May 31, at 6:40 PM at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The game will be broadcast on NSPPH. The Cardinals come into the game with a money line of +161, while the Phillies are favored with a money line of -192. The forecast predicts clear skies with a high of 74 degrees.

Cardinals vs. Phillies pregame odds 5/31/24

The upcoming MLB game featuring the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia shows the Phillies as the favored team across several Ohio sportsbooks. With MLB odds leaning toward the Phillies on the moneyline, the expectation is for a competitive game. The over/under across sportsbooks generally sits at 8.0, indicating a game with a moderate number of runs expected.

  • Bet365: Phillies -192, over/under 8.0
  • BetMGM: Phillies -188, over/under 8.0
  • Caesars: Phillies -190, over/under 8.5
  • BetRivers: Phillies -190, over/under 8.0

Odds are subject to change between Cardinals vs. Phillies

Cardinals vs. Phillies projected starting lineups

Cardinals starting lineup

  1. LF Brendan Donovan (L)
  2. RF Lars Nootbaar (L)
  3. 1B Paul Goldschmidt (R)
  4. 3B Nolan Arenado (R)
  5. DH Alec Burleson (L)
  6. C Iván Herrera (R)
  7. 2B Nolan Gorman (L)
  8. SS Masyn Winn (R)
  9. CF Michael Siani (L)

Phillies starting lineup

  1. DH Kyle Schwarber (L)
  2. C J.T. Realmuto (R)
  3. 1B Bryce Harper (L)
  4. 3B Alec Bohm (R)
  5. LF Brandon Marsh (L)
  6. RF Nick Castellanos (R)
  7. 2B Bryson Stott (L)
  8. SS Edmundo Sosa (R)
  9. CF Johan Rojas (R)

Cardinals vs. Phillies probable starters

(STL) Miles Mikolas (R)3-55.641.3617.65.1
(PHI) Aaron Nola (R)6-23.041.0622.67.0

Cardinals vs. Phillies injuries


  • Steven Matz (SP) out with lower back strain, return expected early June.
  • Willson Contreras (100) out, forearm surgery, return mid-July.
  • Keynan Middleton (RP) out, right forearm strain, return late May.
  • Giovanny Gallegos (RP) out, right shoulder impingement, return late May.
  • Tommy Edman (SS) out, right wrist sprain, return late May.


  • Trea Turner (SS) out, strained left hamstring, on 10-day injured list.
  • Dylan Covey (RP) out, right shoulder strain, on 15-day injured list.
  • Luis F. Ortiz (RP) out, left ankle sprain, return late May.
  • Yunior Marte (RP) out, right shoulder inflammation, on 15-day injured list.
  • Michael Rucker (RP) out, right hand arterial vasospasms, on 15-day injured list.

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

St. Louis Cardinals Team Stats

With a .500 season record of 27-27, the Cardinals are positioned second in the NL Central Division. Their performance has been balanced, with a batting average of .237 and 48 home runs, demonstrating moderate offensive power. The team’s ERA stands at 4.14, supported by 441 pitching strikeouts, indicating a competitive pitching staff. Recent games show a strong performance with two consecutive wins against the Reds, showcasing a batting average of .333 in both matches.

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .237
  • Team home runs: 48
  • Team Stolen bases: 29
  • Team ERA: 4.14
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 441

Philadelphia Phillies Team Stats

The Phillies lead the NL East Division with a strong record of 39-18, showcasing significant offensive and defensive skills. A team batting average of .258, alongside 66 home runs, places them as a potent offensive force. Their pitching is equally impressive with an ERA of 3.09 and 528 strikeouts.

  • Runs per game: 5.2
  • Team average: .258
  • Team home runs: 66
  • Team Stolen bases: 67
  • Team ERA: 3.09
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 528

Player Stats for Cardinals vs. Phillies

Nolan Gorman and Paul Goldschmidt from the Cardinals have shown impressive performances, with Gorman leading in home runs and Goldschmidt in runs. On the Phillies side, Alec Bohm and Bryce Harper are the players to watch, leading their team in batting averages and home runs, respectively. Recent news highlights Justin Crawford’s hitting streak and Aidan Miller’s grand slam, indicating potential future stars for the Phillies.

Cardinals Leaders Ahead of Friday’s Game

The Cardinals’ performance this season has been highlighted by standout players such as Nolan Gorman and Paul Goldschmidt, with Gorman leading in home runs and Goldschmidt in runs scored.

  • AVG Leader: Masyn Winn .308
  • HR Leader: Nolan Gorman 10
  • RBI Leader: Nolan Arenado 25
  • Runs Leader: Paul Goldschmidt 28
  • SB Leader: Masyn Winn 7

Phillies Leaders Ahead of Friday’s Game

The Phillies have been powered by the performances of Alec Bohm and Bryce Harper, with Bohm leading the team in batting average and RBIs, and Harper in home runs.

  • AVG Leader: Alec Bohm .308
  • HR Leader: Bryce Harper 13
  • RBI Leader: Alec Bohm 47
  • Runs Leader: Kyle Schwarber 43
  • SB Leader: Bryson Stott 14 
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