St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Free ATS Expert Prediction 5–25–2017
St. Louis Cardinals (23–20) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (27–20)
Starting Pitchers: M Wacha (2–1) (2.74) vs. Kenta Maeda (3–2) (5.03)
After losing the first game of their three-game set, the St. Louis Cardinals answered back with a big 6–1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night. It was a much-needed win for the Cardinals, who had lost five of their previous six games coming into this series. Michael Wacha gets the ball tonight, and he is (2–1) with a 2.74 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 1–2 with a 3.57 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
Cardinals are 9–1 in their last 10 road games
The Dodgers are seven games above .500 but still remain 3.5 games out of 1st place, behind the Rockies and Diamondbacks. The NL West is the best division in baseball early on this season. Despite the Dodgers record, they need a win after playing just .500 baseball the past 10 games.
Kenta Maeda is scheduled to get the ball tonight for the Dodgers, and he is 3–2 with a 5.03 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Maeda is scheduled to make his first start after coming off the 10 DL for a hamstring injury. After giving up an 8.05 ERA in his first four starts, Maeda had a 2.21 ERA in his next three outings, all of which resulted in Dodgers’ wins.
Dodgers are 63–26 in their last 89 home games
The Cardinals are just (4–6) their last 10 games and have had trouble stringing wins together. The Dodgers have scored at least 6 runs in six of their last ten games and are swinging the bats well. Los Angeles is (17–7) at home this season and they should make that 18 wins tonight behind Maeda.