Cardinals vs. Dodgers Prediction
Will Clayton Kershaw lead the Dodgers to a runline win versus the Cardinals tonight at 10:10PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Dodgers are -255 money line favorites versus the Cardinals, who have odds of +233 to pull off the upset in L.A. With Kershaw set to face Lance Lynn in the pitching matchup, the over/under is currently sitting at 7 runs.
From Rotoworld: Lynn allowed four runs – two earned – over six frames in Tuesday’s loss to the Red Sox. Lynn surrendered a leadoff home run to Mookie Betts and another solo shot to Jackie Bradley in the second. That’s back-to-back games in which the big righty has served up two homers, which is unusual for him. He mostly settled in after that but wasn’t helped by a couple errors behind him.
Kershaw tossed seven innings of three-hit, shutout ball in Wednesday’s 6-1 win over the Giants. Kershaw was on his game from the start and did not allow a hit until Justin Ruggiano finally picked up a single with one out in the fourth inning. He did not walk a batter in the contest and struck out five in what was a crisp, effective outing against the rival Giants. The ace southpaw needed just 89 pitches to complete his seven innings of work. For the season as a whole, he is pitching to a typically masterful 2.15 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 62/8 K/BB ratio across nine starts.
OUR PICK: The Dodgers have won four of their last five games overall, are 40-12 in Kershaw’s last 52 starts, and are 39-12 in his last 52 outings. On the other side, the Cardinals are 1-4 in their last five games overall, are 6-20 in their last 26 games following an off day, and are 1-4 in Lynn’s last five starts versus a team with a winning record.
TUESDAY MLB FREE PICK: LOS ANGELES DODGERS -1.5 (-115)