Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 6/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (36-18) at Los Angeles Dodgers (31-23)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 5, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
C Martinez (5-2) (3.13) vs. Br Anderson (2-3) (3.25)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -124 / St. Louis Cardinals +114 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Friday at Dodger Stadium for game two of their MLB series of division leaders.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been one of the best home teams in baseball this season but that didn’t help them on Thursday as they lost to the Cardinals. Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Turner, and Enrique Hernandez each had two hits as the Dodgers scored one run on nine hits. Starting pitcher Carlos Frias allowed 10 hits and five runs, three earned, while striking out three over 6.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 4-3 for the season. For Friday’s game the Dodgers start Brett Anderson who has allowed 61 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 39 over 55.1 innings for a 2-3 record and a 3.42 ERA.
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The St. Louis Cardinals came out swinging the bat on Thursday as they beat he Dodgers in LA. Jhonny Peralta had three hits and Kolten Wong and Matt Holliday each had two hits as the Cardinals scored seven runs on 12 hits. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha allowed seven hits and a run while striking out five over 7.0 innings to get the win and go to 8-1 for the season. For Friday’s game the Cardinals start Carlos Martinez who has allowed 50 hits and 21 earned runs while striking out 64 over 60.1 innings for a 5-2 record and a 3.13 ERA.
Los Angeles is 6-1 in Friday games, 37-16 in their last 53 home games, and 4-1 in Anderson’s last five home starts. St. Louis is 7-1 against the NL West, 9-3 in their last 12 Friday games, and 8-2 in Martinez’s last 10 starts. St. Louis is 6-1 in their last seven games against Los Angeles.
The total is at 6.5 and while both of these pitchers have live arms my play is the over. My stronger play is on the winning team and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.