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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/20/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Cardinals (68-57) at Los Angeles Dodgers (67-58)
Date & Time Monday August 20, 2018, 10:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -159 / St. Louis Cardinals +149 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
FSMW, SNLA
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MLB | St. Louis Cardinals (68-57) at Los Angeles Dodgers (67-58)
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Monday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. 

The St. Louis Cardinals look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won 12 of their last 13 games when scoring more than one run. Marcell Ozuna leads the Cardinals with 129 hits and 67 RBI while Jose Martinez and Matt Carpenter have combined for 240 hits and 137 RBI. Austin Gomber gets the ball, and he is 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. This will be Gomber’s first career game against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers could use another win after losing seven of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have scored 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 116 hits and 59 RBI while Matt Kemp and Chris Taylor have combined for 219 hits and 122 RBI. Alex Wood gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 3.51 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. Wood is 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 5-0 in their last 5 road games, 5-2 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series and 4-0 in Gombers last 4 starts. The Dodgers are 20-6 in their last 26 during game 1 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 Monday games and 7-3 in their last 10 vs. National League Central. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Gomber has been really solid, as he hasn't lost a run in his last 11 innings and has helped the Cardinals win five of the last six games he's pitched. Wood has allowed a combined three runs in his last 16.2 innings and has allowed no more than three runs in his last 10 games. Both pitchers have been on their game recently, but I trust the Dodgers offense a bit more at home than I do the Cards on the road. I'm backing the home team and the OK price.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -159

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