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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 4/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time Tuesday April 9, 2019, 7:45 PM (EDT)
Location
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Dodgers -141 / St. Louis Cardinals +120 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
SNLA, FSMW
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals meet Tuesday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Dodgers have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their first 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers are 8-1 this season when scoring at least four runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 20 hits and 19 RBI while A.J. Pollock and Justin Turner have combined for 25 hits and 16 RBI. Ross Stripling gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 2.31 ERA and eight strikeouts this season. Stripling is 1-2 with a 5.02 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for a third straight win to get a game above a .500 record. The Cardinals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their first 10 games. The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-3 this season when scoring at least four runs. Kolten Wong leads the Cardinals with 13 hits and eight RBI while Paul DeJong and Matt Carpenter have combined for 20 hits and 10 RBI. Dakota Hudson gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Hudson is 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA and three strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.

The Dodgers are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 41-20 in their last 61 overall and 1-4 in Stripling's last 5 starts. The Cardinals are 7-1 in their last 8 Tuesday games, 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League West and 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series. The Dodgers are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in St. Louis and the under is 16-7 in the last 23 meetings in St. Louis. The over is 7-2 in Cardinals last 9 home games. The under is 8-3-1 in Stripling's last 12 road starts.

Stripling makes his first road start of the season and that's where he had issues a year ago, giving up an extra earned run compared to his home ERA and allowing a .265 batting average. Hudson has had some control issues throughout his first 32.1 innings of his MLB career, walking 21 batters. With these offenses and the pitchers being shaky at times, this feels like a game that should go over the total. 

Pick:
Over 8.5

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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