Dodgers vs Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 6: MLB

Dodgers vs Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 6: MLB

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Time 4:15 p.m. EST
Dodgers money line -238
Dodgers run line -2.0 (+100)
Cardinals money line +195
Cardinals run line +2.0 (-115)
Over / under 7.5 (-110)


Key stats
  Dodgers Cardinals
Record 86-51 69-66
Road / home record 40-28 35-30
Last 10 record 6-4 5-5
Streak L1 L2
Over / under record 58-71-8 62-66-6
Runs / game 5.05 4.18
Runs allowed / game 3.48 4.29



The Dodgers begin a four-game road trip to Busch Stadium tonight.  LAD is still locked in a battle with the Giants for control of the NL West. They lost their last series 2-1 to San Francisco and remain 2nd in the division by a game but leading the wild card race in the National Conference.  They're still trying to clinch the division title and will look to bounce back after defeat to the Giants where they have averaged four runs per game.  The Cardinals sit 3rd in the NL Central still only two games off of the second NL wild card slot.  Both of these teams are gearing towards the postseason and there's everything still to play for.

Pitching matchup


Max Scherzer (12-4, 2.40 ERA) Dodgers' new boy Max Scherzer will start his 26th game of the season and 7th for LAD.  He has a 1.29 since arriving in LA making his season average 2.40.  Over 35 innings he's been hit 22 times for only five ERs and has 50 strikeouts compared to only 5 walks.  Scherzer did face h Cards as a National earlier in the season and went for four hits, no ERs, one walk and nine strikeouts in six innings pitched. 


Miles Mikolas (0-1, 4.41 ERA) Miles Mikolas will take the mound for his 5th start of the season.  In his six years in the majors, Mikolas has a 3.84 ERA and is averaging 4.41 ERA in 2021.  He has 16.1 innings under his belt this season and has been hit 18 times for eight ERs to go with 14 strikeouts and 5 walks.


The Dodgers actually outscored the Giants in their series loss 12-10 so they have been getting runs on the board.  They're still very much in play in the NL West division race and they'll have too much firepower for the Cardinals tonight. 

PICK: Dodgers money line (-238)

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