MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Jeff GrantContributor IAugust 7, 2013

MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers are 32-8 in their last 40 games, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Wednesday as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Dodgers are plus-135 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 7.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

Los Angeles Dodgers

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers had their 15-game road winning streak snapped on Tuesday, suffering a 5-1 defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals as minus-143 favorites.

    Dodgers starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco is 2-0 with a 0.46 ERA in his last three starts versus the Cardinals. 

St. Louis Cardinals

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    The St. Louis Cardinals have alternated wins and losses over their last five games. They currently sit two games back of the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Central standings.

    Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller is 6-2 with a 1.74 ERA in 10 home starts in 2013. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total, as the OVER is 4-1 in Ricky Nolasco's five career starts with umpire Jeff Nelson behind home plate.

    MLB Pick: Over 7.5

     

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