St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 5/31/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Dodgers (28-19) at St. Louis Cardinals (32-16)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Br Anderson (2-2) (3.28) vs. C Martinez (4-2) (3.54)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -122 / Los Angeles Dodgers +112 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The St Louis Cardinals clash with the St Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have the San Francisco Giants hounding them in the National League West so losing streaks of any length are dangerous. The Dodgers picked up a crucial 5-1 win at St Louis to pick up a game on San Francisco. Starter Carlos Frias picked up the win with an unearned run plated on five hits and a pair of BB over seven innings. The offense didn’t waste the effort with eight hits and three walks producing a three run homer by Yasmani Grandel while Howie Kendrick went 2-3 with an RBI and two runs. Left hander Brett Anderson faces off with the Cardinals for the first time in his career. Anderson defeated Atlanta 6-3 in his last outing where he gave up two runs on seven hits over seven frames.
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The St Louis Cardinals are a tough team to face because of their ability to both hit and pitch. The Cardinals didn’t get enough of either Saturday night with starter Michael Wacha getting charged with his first loss with four runs allowed on three hits and a trio of bases on balls through 5.2 innings while recording seven strikeouts. The dangerous Cardinals offense was rather quiet with five hits and a pair of walks with Jhonny Peralta driving in Kolten Wong with a first inning run.A red hot Carlos Martinez faces the Dodgers for the first time in 2015. Martinez has not allowed a run in two starts where has allowed nine hits and four BB while whiffing 13 in 13.1 innings.
Los Angeles are 1-8 in their last 9 games as an underdog and are 19-7 in their last 26 Sunday games while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 overall. The under is 6-1-1 in Cardinals last 8 overall and the under is 6-1-1 in their last 8 on grass while the Cards are 8-2 in their last 10 Sunday games. The Dodgers are 15-36 in the last 51 meetings in St Louis. Nothing to say other then I’ll back the burning hot pitcher…