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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Wednesday August 7, 2019, 3:10 PM (EDT)
Dodger Stadium
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +121 / Los Angeles Dodgers -146 -- Over/Under: 8.5
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Wednesday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Cardinals have scored three runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last nine 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 199 hits and 94 RBI. Jack Flaherty gets the ball, and he is 5-6 with a 3.93 ERA and 140 strikeouts this season. Flaherty is 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Dodgers have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring more than two runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 128 hits and 88 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 210 hits and 125 RBI. Dustin May gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.76 ERA and three strikeouts this season. This will be May’s first career game against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 2-6 in Flahertys last 8 starts vs. National League West, 4-10 in Flahertys last 14 road starts and 5-0 in Flahertys last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Dodgers are 20-6 in their last 26 vs. National League Central, 39-12 in their last 51 home games and 67-32 in their last 99 overall. The Cardinals are 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Dodgers last 8 overall. The under is 5-0-1 in Flahertys last 6 starts overall.

Flaherty has allowed 22 hits and eight runs in his last 36 innings, but he has a 5.44 ERA and .272 allowed batting average on the road this season. May allowed nine hits and four earned runs in 5.2 innings against the San Diego Padres in his MLB debut, but he was better than the numbers indicate, he just struggled a bit before he was pulled. The Los Angeles Dodgers are so tough to bet against at home, the Cardinals can't score right now and Flaherty has had issues on the road, but we're getting a really good pitcher with plus money against a rookie. I'm kind of leaning toward the St. Louis Cardinals based on the value.

St. Louis Cardinals +121

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