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MLB betting action sees the St. Louis Cardinals taking on the L.A. Dodgers Thursday June 4th at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California. Cappers Picks provides free MLB handicapping tips all season long.
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St. Louis Cardinals (35-18) vs. L.A. Dodgers (31-22)
Venue/ Stadium: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Time/Date: 10:10 PM EST Thursday June 4, 2015
MLB Betting Odds
MLB Moneyline: Cardinals -105 / Dodgers -115
MLB Betting Over/Under Odds: 7 runs
PITCHING MATCH UP: St. Louis: Michael Wacha (7-1, 2.27 ERA) vs. Los Angeles: Carlos Frias (4-2, 4.29 ERA)
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1. The Cardinals have the best record in the Majors.
2. The Dodgers rank 4th in the league in runs scored.
3. The Dodgers have the 2nd best home record in the NL.
This season the Dodgers are 21-7 at home and the Nationals are 13-11 on the road.
In their last game the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 and the Dodgers lost to the Colorado Rockies 7-6.
This season the Cardinals have only lost 1 game when Michael Wacha has gotten the start and that game was against the Dodgers. L.A. is the slight home favorite facing a St. Louis team that has the best record in baseball and has won 2 straight.
This match up is between a couple of first place teams, as the Cardinals lead the NL Central by 6 games over the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Dodgers lead the NL West 2 games up on the San Francisco Giants.
Last week in St. Louis the Cardinals won 2 of 3 games against the Dodgers.
Wahca beat the Dodgers in the playoffs twice last season, but his last start was facing the Dodgers and he gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings of work in a 5-1 loss.
The Cardinals offense only ranks 18th in the Majors, but they are winning with their pitching that has the best team ERA. On the other side of the coin the Dodgers are more balanced ranking 4th in both runs scored and team ERA.
Carlos Frias faced Wacha last week and got the win over the Cardinals when he went 7 innings and only allowed 1 earned run. In his previous start he was shelled giving up 10 earned runs in 4 innings in a 11-3 loss to the San Diego Padres.
While the Cardinals have won 4 of their last 5 games against the Dodgers they have lost 5 of their last 7 games facing them in L.A.
Dodgers’ rookie Joc Pederson and in the loss to Colorado he set a franchise record with a HR in his 5th straight game.
In his last 10 games he is hitting .366 and in that span the only game he went hitless was facing Wacha and the Cardinals.
MLB Betting Trends
* St. Louis is 8-2 in their last 10 overall.
* St. Louis is 1-5 in their last 6 games as a road underdog.
* L.A. is 37-14 in their last 51 home games.
* L.A. is 41-18 in their last 59 games following a loss.
* L.A. has an Over record of 4-1-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
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I think Wacha will bounce back from his last poor start and get some revenge against the Dodgers leading the Cardinals to a win.
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