MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, NLCS Game 6

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IOctober 18, 2013

MLB Picks: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals, NLCS Game 6

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won nine of their last 11 games following an off day, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Friday, as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Dodgers are minus-128 road favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 5.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at Game 6 of the 2013 NLCS from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum.

Los Angeles Dodgers

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    The Los Angeles Dodgers forced this best-of-seven series back to St. Louis, as it picked up a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals as minus-165 home favorites Wednesday.

    Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw has compiled a 1-2 record and 2.88 career ERA during the postseason.

St. Louis Cardinals

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    The St. Louis Cardinals have put together a 36-35 all-time record in NLCS games, including a 22-11 mark at home.

    Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha is 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA during the 2013 MLB playoffs.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first five innings, as the St. Louis Cardinals are hitting just .148 versus left-handed pitching over their last five games.

    MLB Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -130 First Five Innings

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