Dodgers vs Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 8: MLB

Dodgers vs Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 8: MLB

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Odds
Time 8:45 p.m. EST
Dodgers money line -120
Dodgers run line -1.5 (+142)
Cardinals money line +102
Cardinals run line +1.5 (-172)
Over / under 8 (-110)

 

Key stats
  Dodgers Cardinals
Record 88-51 69-68
Road / home record 42-28 35-32
Last 10 record 7-3 4-6
Streak W2 L4
Over / under record 58-72-9 62-67-7
Runs / game 5.06 4.14
Runs allowed / game 3.45 4.31

 

Preview

Game three of the Dodgers four-game trip to the State Farm Stadium takes place tonight.  The Dodgers lead the series having taken both games so far 5-1 and 7-2.  They're still locked in a battle with the Giants for the NL West division and are only a game behind.  The Cardinals meanwhile have lost four in a row averaging only 1.25 runs per game in that stretch.  Arizona still has playoff ambitions and are two games off of a wild card spot in a tight race in the NL.  If they're to have any chance of making the postseason, the Cards need to get back to winning ways at home tonight.  

Pitching matchup

Dodgers

Mitch White (1-2, 3.49 ERA) Mitch White will be first to the mound for the Dodgers for his 4th start of the season.  He has a 3.49 ERA in 2021 across 18 appearances following a 2020 season where he only played two games.  White has 38.2 innings pitched for the season surrendering 15 ERs off 33 hits and striking out 41 batters and walking 17.  

Cardinals

Adam Wainwright (14-7, 2.92 ERA) Adam Wainwright will start for the Cardinals tonight.  His 28th of the season.  The 39-year-old lifelong Cardinal is in his 16th season in the majors and is averaging a 2.92 ERA this season.  His career-best came back in 2015 when he had a 1.61 ERA and he has a career ERA of 3.35.  Wainwright makes his first appearance against LAD for the season with 59 ERs off 139 hits in 176 innings pitched. 

Prediction

Cardinals bats have gone cold on their recent run of losses while the Dodgers are still one of the best scoring teams in the league.  LAD will still have too much firepower for the Cardinals and will wrap up this series with a win tonight

PICK: Dodgers run line -1.5 (+142)

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