St. Louis Cardinals (31-24) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (32-23)
June 2, 2021 9:10 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -215 / St. Louis Cardinals +196; Over/Under: -7.5
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Tommy Edman leads the Cardinals with 61 hits and 15 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt have combined for 108 hits and 63 RBI. Carlos Martinez gets the ball, and he is 3-4 with a 4.22 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Martinez is 3-3 with a 3.09 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Dodgers have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Dodgers have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Justin Turner leads the Dodgers with 51 hits and 28 RBI while Max Muncy and Chris Taylor have combined for 94 hits and 58 RBI. Walker Buehler gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 2.66 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Buehler is 1-0 with a 2.37 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 2-7 in their last 9 games as a road underdog and 3-8 in their last 11 games as an underdog. The Dodgers are 43-16 in their last 59 home games and 77-37 in their last 114 overall. The over is 4-0 in Cardinals last 4 overall. The over is 4-0 in Dodgers last 4 overall. The under is 36-17 in the last 53 meetings.
As I’ve said a lot this week, the Dodgers are going to be favored almost every game, especially at home. Walker Buehler also makes the Dodgers tough to pass up here. However, it’s the Cardinals playing the better baseball right now and keep cashing these underdog tickets. Carlos Martinez is also showing signs of turning his season around. The Cards and the massive plus money is where the value is at in this contest.