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(23-20) St. Louis Cardinals vs. L.A. Dodgers (27-20)
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2016
Time: 10:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, California
Projected Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Kenta Maeda
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -140 / Cardinals +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5 runs
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These teams have split the 2 games of this series and this is the rubber game.
The Cardinals have won 2 of their last 3 games overall and before that they had lost 4 in a row. Those 4 losses were at home and while they are 12-13 at home they are 11-7 on the road and have won 10 of their last 11 road games.
St. Louis is tied with the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central a half game back of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Dodgers had won 2 in a row totaling 8 runs before losing to the Cardinals yesterday where they only scored one run.
In yesterday’s game the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 6-1.
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This season the Cardinals only rank 23rd in the Majors in runs, but 2nd in team ERA.
In their win over the Dodgers yesterday starter Mike Leake silenced the L.A. bats going 8 innings and only giving up 1 run on 4 hits in picking up his 5th win of the season. In the game St. Louis scored 6 runs on 8 hits and left 10 men on base.
The Cardinals had won 9 straight games on the road before losing the first game of this series in L.A.
Michael Wacha (2-1 2.74 ERA) is the scheduled starter for tonight’s game and he was solid in his last start not giving up any runs in 6 innings, but when he left the bullpen let him down in a 6-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants.
Wacha has a no decision in each of his last 4 starts.
St. Louis has lost 3 of Wacha’s last 4 starts where he has given up 6 earned runs in 24 innings. The Cardinals have won 6 of his last 8 starts on the road and have won 4 of his last 5 starts facing a team with a winning record.
In Wacha’s career he has 4 starts against the Dodgers and has a 1-0 record with an ERA of 3.57.
This season the Cardinals are 11-7 on the road.
This season the Dodgers are balanced ranking 7th in the Majors in runs scored and 1st in team ERA.
The Dodgers are 5-3 in their last 8 games against the Cardinals.
The Dodgers only mustered 4 hits and left 2 men on base in yesterday’s loss.
Kenta Maeda (3-2 5.03 ERA) went 8 innings in his last start giving up 2 earned runs in a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. He only has one career start against the Cardinals where he picked up the win going 5 innings and giving up 2 earned runs.
L.A. has won Maeda’s last 3 outings where he has totaled 20 innings and given up 5 earned runs. Before that he was roughed up in 3 starts giving up 14 earned runs in 14 innings.
The Dodgers have won 5 of Maeda’s last 6 starts and they have won 9 of his last 12 starts at home.
This season the Dodgers are 17-8 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 10-1 in their last 11 road games.
- Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Cardinals are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
- Dodgers are 6-1 in their last 7 overall.
- Dodgers are 63-27 in their last 90 home games.
- Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. L.A. Dodgers MLB Prediction:
The total has gone Under in the first 2 games of this series and it will go Under in a low scoring affair tonight.
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Maeda has been pitching pretty well as of late and he will have another good start tonight. He will lead the Dodgers to a win and their bats will not be silenced in this series finale.
MLB Free Score Prediction: L.A. 4 – St. Louis 3
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