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2021 MLB Handicapping: NL Wild Card Game
(0-0) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (0-0)
Date: Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
Projected Pitchers: Adam Wainwright (STL) vs. Max Scherzer (LAD)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +200 Dodgers -220 (Bet Now!)
MLB run line Betting Odds: Cardinals +1.5, Dodgers -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
The Cardinals will be in Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers for the National League Wild Card Game. The first pitch is set for 8:10 ET.
Adam Wainwright is going for the Cardinals and Max Scherzer is going for the Dodgers.
These teams met back in September and they split a 4-game series.
St. Louis Cardinals
For a long time this year, things did not look good for the Cardinals. The turnaround they had was very impressive and I am still amazed at that winning streak they went on to get to this spot.
This club finished the 2021 season with a record of 90-72. The NL Central winner, Milwaukee Brewers, had 5 more wins than the Cardinals did.
St. Louis ended their season with a 3-2 loss to the Cubs. Chicago did take 2 games out of 3 in that series. In those games, the Cardinals scored 11 runs and allowed 12 runs.
Jake Woodford went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Sunday.
Adam Wainwright has been very good this year. He is 17-7 with an ERA of 3.05. His last start was against the Brewers where he went 6 innings and allowed 2 earned runs. St. Louis won that game 6-2.
The pitching on this squad was good this year. They finished with an ERA of 3.98 which is 12th best in the sport.
The offense was inconsistent in 2021. At times, they were scoring runs at ease, but they also really struggled to score as well.
The Red Birds hit 198 home runs which were 15th best in the game.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The defending champions had a very strong 2021 season. As a baseball fan, it was great entertainment to see them go back and forth with the Dodgers the whole year.
This club finished the year with a record of 106-56, but that was not good enough to earn the top spot in the National League West because the Giants won 107 games. It is crazy to think the Dodgers had that many wins and will have to play in the Wild Card Game.
Los Angeles capped off the sweep of the Brewers on Sunday with a 10-3 win. In those games, the Dodgers scored 26 runs and allowed 12 runs.
Walker Buehler went 5 innings, allowed 1 earned run, and struck out 11 batters on Sunday. He had an amazing season for LA in 2021.
Max Scherzer has been amazing since putting on a Dodger uniform. It is no surprise that he is the pitcher who will be called on for an elimination game.
Throughout the year, the pitching on this team was outstanding. They finished with an ERA of 3.01 which was the best mark in baseball.
They also got good production from their offense. The team ranked 4th in runs scored per game.
Los Angeles hit 237 home runs which were the 4th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Cardinals are 7-19 in their last 26 playoff road games.
- The Cardinals are 1-6 in their last 7 playoff games as an underdog.
- The Cardinals are 1-6 in their last 7 playoff games.
- The Dodgers are 8-2 in their last 10 Wednesday games.
- The Dodgers are 4-1 in their last 5 playoff home games.
- The Dodgers are 41-11 in their last 52 games as a favorite.
- The Dodgers are 7-2 in their last 9 playoff games as a favorite.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Prediction:
To me, the Cardinals and Dodgers are the perfect teams for this type of game. Two storied franchises going at it should make for great entertainment.
The Cardinals had a very impressive season and the way they finished was second to none. However, I am not sold on them walking into Dodger Stadium and getting a win. I feel the Dodgers will be a little too much for the Cards to handle given how much firepower their lineup has and the weapons they have on their pitching staff.
This is definitely a great pitching matchup. I look for Scherzer to pitch a little bit better than Wainwright and get his team a victory. I do not see this game being a slugfest. I feel both sides will have strong pitching.
I do not feel as great with the run line, so I will pay the heavier price and go with the Dodgers straight up.
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