Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 5/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (18-16) at Los Angeles Dodgers (17-17)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
M Wacha (2-3) (3.12) vs. Ross Stripling (0-2) (3.82)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers +100 / St. Louis Cardinals -110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep rolling at home as they welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to town on Friday night.
The Cardinals head into Los Angeles looking to find their groove and keep pace in the NL Central as they face off against the Dodgers who are coming off a series with the Mets in which they rode a Clayton Kershaw complete game to victory last night. St. Louis always finds a way to stay competitive in the National League and are a playoff threat each and every season and while they may be hitting a bit of a regression they are still loaded at the dish and have a pretty good rotation that includes tonight’s starter, Michael Wacha. St. Louis heads into tonight’s game with an 18-16 record and are coming off a win against the Angels last night but things get much harder tonight as Ross Stripling looks to continue his fast start at the expense of the Cardinals lineup.
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The Dodgers are back to the .500 mark and will need to find more consistency in their lineup when Clayton Kershaw is not on the mound and while Stripling has looked good so far he has yet to find the win column despite a respectable 3.82 ERA. LA will have their work cut out for them with Wacha on the bump as he is 3-2 with a 3.12 ERA and as the team’s co-ace with Adam Wainwright they will need him to continue to be strong if they’re going to compete with the Cubs and Pirates in the National League Central division.
The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last five road games, 11-4 in their last 15 against the NL West, and 9-1 in their last 10 series openers started by Wacha, while the Dodgers are 9-3 in their last 12 against the NL Central, 2-8 in their last 10 home games, and 1-6 in their last seven series openers which is a huge concern with Wacha on the mound tonight. The Dodgers got back in the win column last night but are in trouble here and while the lineups are a wash I think the pitching matchup goes to the Cardinals in this one.