2013 NLCS Game 4 St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers Pick-Odds-Prediction 10/15/13
St. Louis Cardinals (97-65) at Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 8:07 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Lance Lynn (R) (15-11) (4.107) vs. Ricky Nolasco (R) (13-11) (3.721)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -130 / St. Louis Cardinals +120 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angles Dodgers face off on Tuesday in LA for game 4 of the NLCS with the Cardinals leading the series 2 to 1.
The St. Louis Cardinals were hoping to send the Dodgers to the brink of elimination on Monday but they were unable to get it done and are now just a loss away from the series being tied up. Yadier Molina, David Freese, matt Adams, and Jon Jay all had hits but the Cardinals failed to score a run netting just the four hits. Starting pitcher Adam Wainwright allowed six hits and two runs while striking out five over 7.0 innings to take the loss in a game where he pitched well, just not well enough. For Tuesday’s game the Cardinals start Lance Lynn who is 16-11with a 4.07 ERA for the season and 2-1 with a 3.24 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers had their back to the wall on Monday but even with the win it doesn’t lessen the importance of this game for them. Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez, and Mark Ellis each had two hits as the Dodgers scored three times on nine hits. Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was outstanding allowing three hits and striking out four over 7.0 scoreless innings to get the win and Kenley Jansen earned the save. For game 4 of the NLCS the Dodgers start Ricky Nolasco who is 13-11 with a 3.70 ERA for the season and 0-2 with a 12.75 ERA in his last three starts.
St. Louis is 4-1 in their last five playoff games, 22-8 in their last 30 games, 8-18 in their last 26 road games against a team with a winning record, and 2-8 in Lynn’s last 10 road starts. Los Angeles is 4-0 in their last four home playoff games, 13-3 in their last 16 home games against a team with a winning record, 1-5 in their last six games against the NL Central, and 10-3 in Nolasco’s last 13 starts.
TWith these two pitchers expect the bats to come out blazing and for plenty of hits and runs early so for my free pick I like over 3.5 for the first 5 innings. I also have more plays on this game in the Premium Area.