Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/26/14
St. Louis Cardinals (42-36) at Los Angeles Dodgers (43-36)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
Adam Wainwright (R) (10-3) (2.077) vs. Josh Beckett (R) (5-4) (2.285)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers +104 / St. Louis Cardinals -114 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, SNet LA, MLB Net
The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers begin a four-game series Thursday night at Dodger Stadium.
The Cardinals have won nine of their last 13 games and are seven games above .500. The pitching staff continues to lead the way during this stretch, as the Cardinals have allowed three or less runs in nine of their last 13 games. The Cardinals have the third best ERA in baseball at 3.23. Offensively, the Cardinals have picked it up lately, including Matt Holliday, who has 14 hits in his last 10 games. Adam Wainwright takes the hill, and he’s 10-3 with a 2.08 ERA and has 98 strikeouts in 108.1 innings. Wainwright is 4-4 with a 3.10 ERA in 13 career starts against the Dodgers.
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The Dodgers are playing some of their best baseball of the season with nine wins in their last 12 games. The Dodgers offense has really picked up the consistency with four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. Adrian Gonzalez has at least one RBI in seven of his last 10 games and Matt Kemp has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. The Dodgers have the fifth best ERA in baseball at 3.31. Josh Beckett gets the nod, and he’s 5-4 with a 2.28 ERA and has 84 strikeouts in 86.2 innings. Beckett is 2-2 with a 4.68 ERA in seven career starts against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 4-0 in Wainwright's last 4 road starts and 40-15 in Wainwright's last 55 starts as a favorite. The Dodgers are 3-7 in Beckett's last 10 starts with 4 days of rest and 7-15 in Beckett's last 22 starts overall.
With two quality pitchers on the mound, I see a low scoring game. Besides, the under has hit in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams. Give me the under.