MLB Picks: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, NLCS Game 3

Jeff GrantContributor IOctober 14, 2013

MLB Picks: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, NLCS Game 3

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    The St. Louis Cardinals have won 10 of their last 14 games as road favorites, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Monday, as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cardinals are minus-120 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 6.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 3 of the 2013 NLCS from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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St. Louis Cardinals

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    The St. Louis Cardinals own a 2-0 lead in this best-of-seven series, as they hit the road after picking up a 1-0 victory as plus-126 home underdogs last Saturday.

    Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright is 2-0 with a 1.13 ERA in two outings during the 2013 postseason.

Los Angeles Dodgers

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers are hitting just .184 versus the St. Louis Cardinals through two games, including a .063 mark with runners in scoring position.

    Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu tallied a 5-1 road win over the Cardinals in his only career appearance against them on Aug. 8.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the St. Louis Cardinals, as Adam Wainwright has compiled a 2-0 record and 0.40 ERA in three career starts with scheduled umpire Mike Everitt behind the dish.

    MLB Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -120

     

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