Dodgers vs. Cardinals - 5/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (19-17) at Los Angeles Dodgers (19-17)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 9:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)
C Martinez (4-2) (2.61) vs. S Kazmir (2-3) (5.54)
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -109 / St. Louis Cardinals -101 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers play late Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The St. Louis Cardinals are very tough to beat when the offense shows up, as they’ve won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 45 hits, Matt Carpenter has 25 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has six home runs. Carlos Martinez gets the ball, and he’s 4-2 with a 2.61 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have allowed eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 14 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have an ERA of 3.43 and have lost six of their last eight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Adrian Gonzalez leads Los Angeles with 38 hits, Corey Seager has 16 RBI and Yasiel Puig has four home runs. Scott Kazmir takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 5.54 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Kazmir is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 11-4 in their last 15 vs. National League West and 21-7 in Martinezs last 28 starts. The Dodgers are 9-3 in their last 12 vs. National League Central and 1-5 in Kazmirs last 6 starts. The under is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings.
Martinez is one of the top young pitchers in the league, and I usually try to back him whenever he's getting plus money or a low line. Here we are. Kazmir isn't anything special and the Dodgers have been hit or miss. I like the Cards with the better pitcher on the hill.