Cardinals vs. Dodgers WC Prediction
Following the Red Sox’ upset win over the Yankees in the AL Wild Card game, the Cardinals and Dodgers will look to punch their ticket to the NLDS on Wednesday at 8:10 p.m. ET. With Adam Wainwright set to oppose Max Scherzer in the pitching matchup, is the total of 7.5 set too high?
939 St. Louis Cardinals (+205) at 940 Los Angeles Dodgers (-230); o/u 7.5
8:10 p.m. ET, Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
St. Louis Cardinals DFS SPIN
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt confirmed Thursday that Adam Wainwright will start the NL Wild Card Game next week. An easy call for Shildt after Wainwright collected 17 wins with a 3.05 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 174/50 K/BB ratio over 206 1/3 innings (32 starts) during the 2021 regular season. The 40-year-old right-hander will now try to push the hard-charging Cardinals through to the best-of-five NLDS. His likely opponent in the one-game Wild Card round is Max Scherzer and the Dodgers.
Los Angeles Dodgers DFS Spin
Dodgers skipper Dave Roberts confirmed Friday that Max Scherzer would start the Wild Card game for the Dodgers, if that is indeed their fate. The Dodgers enter play on Friday two games behind the Giants in the National League West. While they have yet to give up hope on capturing the division, the most likely scenario has them matching up against Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals in the Wild Card game. Given how good the 37-year-old hurler has been this season -- and since joining the Dodgers -- it's difficult to argue giving him the ball instead of Walker Buehler.
Cardinals vs. Dodgers Betting Prediction
The under is 39-19-1 in the last 59 meetings between these two teams and is 7-2 in the last nine meetings in L.A. The under is also 4-1 in the Cardinals’ last five games overall, is 15-5 in their last 20 games when playing Game 1 of a series (or in this case, a one-game series) and is 12-1 in the Dodgers’ last 13 games following a day off. With the shadows likely to be a huge factor this evening at Dodger Stadium, you couldn’t ask for a worse hitting environment for these two teams.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CARDINALS/DODGERS UNDER 7.5