Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals are -130 favorites over the Los Angeles Dodgers this afternoon in Los Angeles.Â The over/under run total is set at 7 runs.
The 8-7 St. Louis Cardinals are making Los Angeles theyre new home against the 6-9 Los Angeles Dodgers this week. If beating Los Angeles 9-5 and 11-2 wasn’t bad enough, Dodger fans had to be not too pleased with the Cardinals’ 9-2 win Saturday night. It’s only mid-April but you can add the Los Angeles Dodgers onto the list of disappointing starts. Perhaps that’s the only reason to show optimism. After all St. Louis began their season 2-6 before turning it around. Lance Berkman’s and Albert Pujols’ power are just a few reasons why the Cardinals are one game away from sweeping Los Angeles during a four-game set at Dodger Stadium.
Outhitting LA 6-of-14 to 1-of-14 with Runners In Scoring Position explains St. Louis’ seven-run win on Saturday. A pitcher’s duel turned into a pitching exhibition and batting practice for the Cardinals who cracked the wood with David Freese, Ryan Theriot, Tyler Greene and Matt Holliday collecting numerous RBIs.Â Lance Berkman and Albert Pujols each hit home runs in the first 2 games of the series. Matt Kemp in the eighth inning was the only Dodger to drive in a RISP. James Loney knocked in Andre Ethier in the fourth for the only other Los Angeles run last night.
Sunday’s matchup casts Chad Billingsley versus Chris Carpenter. Both pitchers have been erratic this season. Do I hear 10+ runs again? I most certainly do!Â Ill go with the over, which is only 7-runs.