Cardinals vs. Dodgers Wednesday Pick

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 8/22/2018 Prediction & Odds

Following back-to-back games where the combined scores fell just under the betting total, will Game 3 between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers also be low-scoring? The two teams will wrap up their series at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Game Snapshot & Odds

961 St. Louis Cardinals (+150) at 962 Los Angeles Dodgers (-160); 7.5 runs

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

10:10 p.m. ET, Dodger Stadium

TV: STL (FSMW); LAD (SNLA)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Dodgers as a -160 favorite. As of this writing, 57% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Cardinals’ Flaherty strikes out seven over six vs. Brewers

Jack Flaherty fanned seven over six scoreless innings in defeating the Brewers on Friday. Flaherty looks like an early favorite for pitcher of the month honors for August; he's won all three of his starts while allowing a total of two runs and striking out 23 in 19 innings. He's 7-6 with a 3.05 ERA overall.

Dodgers’ Buehler strikes out eight in win vs. Mariners

Walker Buehler limited the Mariners to one run and three hits in six innings to win Friday. Buehler struck out eight. The Dodgers showed quite a bit of faith in the rookie when they moved Kenta Maeda and Ross Stirling to the pen. Buehler still might wind up in relief at some point in September, but since he got some time off due to injury in June, he's not pushing up against any innings limit right now.

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 20-7 in their last 27 games overall and 9-2 in their last 11 games following a victory.

Los Angeles

The Dodgers are 1-4 in their last five home games and 3-8 in their last 11 games overall.

Prediction:

The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams at Dodger Stadium after playing under the total on Tuesday and Monday night. The under is also 35-17 in the last 52 meetings between these two teams overall. Meanwhile, the under is 5-1-1 in the Cardinals’ last seven games, is 6-2-1 in their last nine road games and 10-4-1 in Flaherty’s last 15 starts versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the under is 5-0-1 in the Dodgers’ last six home games and is 5-1-1 in their last seven games coming off a loss.

 

The Pick: Cardinals/Dodgers under 7.5

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