Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 6/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (35-18) at Los Angeles Dodgers (31-22)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
M Wacha (7-1) (2.27) vs. C Frias (4-2) (4.29)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -103 / St. Louis Cardinals -107 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Thursday at Busch Stadium for game one of their MLB series of division leaders.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are in first place in NL West and they are coming off of a bad loss in Colorado. The Dodgers are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 21-7 at home, and they are 2.0 games ahead of the Giants in the division. As a team the Dodgers are hitting .260 with Adrian Gonzalez hitting .333, Andre Ethier hitting .299, and Howie Kendrick hitting .286. The Dodgers pitching staff has an ERA of 3.34 with the starters at 3.51 and the Bullpen at 2.97. For game one against the Cardinals the Dodgers start Carlos Frias who has allowed 42 hits and 17 earned runs while striking out 22 over 35.2 innings for a 4-2 record and a 4.29 ERA.
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The St. Louis Cardinals are in first place in the NL Central and they have won their last two games. The Cardinals are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 13-11 on the road, and they have a six game lead on the Pirates in the division. As team the Cardinals are hitting .266 with Matt Carpenter hitting .314,Matt Holliday is hitting .313, and Jhonny Peralta hitting .310. The Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 2.64 with the starters at 2.89 and the bullpen at 2.16. For game one against the Dodgers the Cardinals start Michael Wacha who has allowed 49 hits and 16 earned runs while striking out 42 over 63.1 innings for a 7-1 record and a 2.27 ERA.
Los Angeles is 37-14 in their last 51 home games, 9-3 in Thursday games, and 7-0 at home against a team with a winning road record. St. Louis is 1-5 in their last six games as an underdog, 5-1 against the NL West, and 16-5 in Wacha’s last 21 starts. St. Louis is 2-5 in their last seven games in Los Angeles.
Last week’s series in St. Louis didn’t see a ton of scoring and all of them fell below the total here so my free pick is the under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.