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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/6/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Tuesday August 6, 2019, 10:10 PM (EDT)
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +163 / Los Angeles Dodgers -200 -- Over/Under: 8.5
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Tuesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Cardinals have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The St. Louis Cardinals have lost eight of their last 10 games when scoring three or less runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 107 hits and 58 RBI while Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong have combined for 197 hits and 94 RBI. Miles Mikolas gets the ball, and he is 7-11 with a 4.00 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Mikolas is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and five strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Dodgers have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 12 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 128 hits and 88 RBI while Justin Turner and Alex Verdugo have combined for 208 hits and 93 RBI. Clayton Kershaw gets the ball, and he is 10-2 with a 2.85 ERA and 122 strikeouts this season. Kershaw is 7-5 with a 3.07 ERA and 118 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 road games, 2-5 in Mikolas' last 7 road starts and 0-5 in Mikolas' last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Dodgers are 19-9 in their last 28 during game 2 of a series, 43-10 in Kershaw's last 53 home starts and 88-29 in Kershaw's last 117 starts. The Cardinals are 4-2 in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles, 5-1 in the last 6 meetings and the Dodgers are 5-2 in Kershaw's last 7 starts vs. Cardinals. The over is 4-0 in Kershaw's last 4 starts overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Mikolas' last 4 starts overall.

Mikolas has allowed 46 hits and 14 earned runs in his last 41.2 innings, but he has a 6.75 ERA and .326 allowed batting average in 53.1 innings on the road. Kershaw has allowed 20 hits and six earned runs in his last 31 innings, and he has a 2.35 ERA and .235 allowed batting average at home. Mikolas gives the Cards a chance in this contest with the way he's pitched lately, but the Cardinals simply aren't scoring runs and it makes them tough to back. The Los Angeles Dodgers are a machine at home and they almost never lose at home with Kershaw on the hill. In fact, the Dodgers are 18-3 in their last 21 home games as a favorite with Kershaw pitching. I have to go with the Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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