|MLB Dodgers vs. Cardinals Picks & Predictions for August 7, 2013|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Wednesday, 07 August 2013 14:14|
Dodgers vs. Cardinals Free Pick
ST. LOUIS, MO (ATS Consultants) – Game three of a four-game set between the Cardinals and Dodgers will take place tonight at 8:15PM ET from Busch Stadium. Will the two teams score under the run total?
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cardinals are -142 money line favorites over the Dodgers, who are +131 on the ML. The over/under total is currently sitting at 8 runs with Ricky Nolasco set to face Shelby Miller in the pitching matchup.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Cardinals opened at -142 on the money line and that’s where they currently sit, while the Dodgers’ odds of +131 haven’t moved either. St. Louis enters play with a 66-46 overall record and is 33-18 at home, while Los Angeles is 62-50 overall and 31-25 on the road.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 55% of the betting public currently favors St. Louis. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest MLB trends, LA Dodgers are: 2-5 last 7 under vs. Cardinals, 0-5 last 5 under on the road and 6-20-1 last 27 under overall. St. Louis is: 6-13 last 19 under with Miller with a total set of 7.0-8.5, 3-8 last 11 under vs. a right-handed starter and 1-6 last 7 under at home.
These are two pretty good hurlers. The Dodgers traded for Ricky Nolasco (7-9, 3.78 ERA) from Miami in early July. Since the trade, he is 2-1 with a 3.54 ERA for the Dodgers. He's also 2-0 with an 0.46 ERA in his last three starts vs. St. Louis. The Cardinals send 22-year old Shelby Miller (11-7, 2.89 ERA) to the hill. He leads baseball in wins for rookies. Miller allowed three runs against the Dodgers on May 26 at Chavez Ravine in 5 1/3 innings. The last two games of this series have gone under the total for a reason. The Dodgers don't score a lot of runs and are missing one of their best hitters in shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who is hitting .361. St. Louis is missing a very good hitter in catcher Yadier Molina, who is on the disabled list. The Dodgers have scored seven runs in their last four games, but have won three of them. This one will be another low-scoring affair.
WEDNESDAY MLB FREE PICK: CARDINALS/DODGERS UNDER 8