St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick
The St. Louis Cardinals will meet up against the Los Angeles Dodgers out west on Friday in the first game of a three game series. The St. Louis Cardinals are coming off back to back MLB betting lines wins over the Angels, and will wrap up their series Thursday night. The Cardinals are 18-16 on the season, and third place in the National League Central. For the Los Angeles Dodgers, they are 17-16, and lead the National League West. The Dodgers finished a series at home against the New York Mets.
How To Bet on the Cardinals vs. Dodgers MLB Odds, TV and Game Info
Why Bet the Cardinals
The Cardinals and their fans have been frustrated with the start of their 2016 season. Now, the Cardinals have climbed to 18-16, but remain 7.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the National League Central. St. Louis is one of the best offensive teams in all of Major League Baseball, with 188 runs scored The Cardinals run differential is +50, which is second, only to the Chicago Cubs. Stephen Piscotty and Aledmys Diaz have been the main cogs offensive. Diaz, in his rookie season is batting .382.
Why Bet the Dodgers
The Los Angeles Dodgers are right in the middle of the pack in the National League West. Los ANgeles is at .500, tied with the Giants, and just a game above Arizona and Colorado. The San Diego Padres are just 2.5 games back in the division. Joc Pederson has not hit for average well, but leads the Dodgers with 6 homeruns on the season. Los Angeles is also getting a .288 start from Adrian Gonzalez, and a team leading 18 runs batted in. The Dodgers rank 7th in Major League Baseball in team earned run average, with a 3.53.
My Expert Score & Prediction
Michael Wacha is on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals. He is 2-3, but taken some tough luck this season so far. Russ Stripling is on the mound for the Dodgers. He is seeking his first win of the season. Both teams have been very inconsistent, but the Cardinals offense has certainly scored their share of runs. The Cardinals are due for a hot road trip, and this is going to be a game they need to win. St. Louis is fortunate to miss Clayton Kershaw in this series. In the meantime, the Cardinals +109 is the bet to make here.
The final score prediction: Cardinals 6 – Dodgers 3.