Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/27/14
St. Louis Cardinals (43-37) at Los Angeles Dodgers (45-36)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Carlos Martinez (R) (1-0) (3.000) vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu (L) (9-3) (3.061)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -142 / St. Louis Cardinals +132 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Friday for game two of their MLB series.
The Los Angeles Dodgers opened their series with the Cardinals with a win on Thursday and at the same time moved within two games of the lead in the NL West. Miguel Rojas had two hits and Dee Gordon, and Juan Uribe had hits as the Cardinals scored one run on five hits. Starting pitcher Josh Beckett allowed four hits and struck out four over 7.0 innings to not factor in the decision as Brian Wilson got the win to go to 1-2 for the season and Keneley Jansen earned his 24th save. For Friday’s game the Dodgers start Hyun-Jin Ryu who has won six of his last seven starts. For the season Ryu has allowed 80 hits and 28 earned runs while striking out 66 over 82.1 innings for a 9-3 record and a 3.06 ERA.
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The St. Louis Cardinals didn’t have many chances to score on Thursday and they failed to score at all losing game one of their series to the Dodgers. Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday, and Allen Craig each had hits as the Cardinals had five hits. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright allowed five hits and a run while striking out seven over 8.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 0-4 for the season. For Friday’s game the Cardinals start Carlos Martinez who is coming off of a win in his last start. For the season Martinez has allowed 36 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 36 over 43.2 innings for a 1-3 record and a 4.33 ERA.
Los Angeles is 5-0 in their last five home games, 5-1 in their last six games, and 6-1 in Ryu’s last seven starts. St. Louis is 5-2 against a team with a winning record, 35-16 following a loss, and 5-2 against a left-handed starter.
Both of these teams get it done with pitching and defense and I expect more of it here making the under my free pick. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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