The St. Louis Cardinals are hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight in Major League Baseball action. The game is scheduled for a 7:00 p.m. start time and it will be televised nationally on ESPN. The MLB Odds for the game have the Dodgers favored to pick up the win on the road.
Los Angeles -117
Total: 8.5 runs (-115 under)
The Dodgers are throwing Kenta Maeda tonight. His ERA is high at 5.08 but has a record of 4-2 on the season, on the road he has struggled in three starts. Maeda has an ERA of 6.60 in those starts while allowing opponents to hit .288 against him, he's yielded 17 hits in 15 innings, including five home runs. In order to beat St. Louis tonight, he surely has to have a strong start.
Current Cardinals are hitting .323 against him in 31 at bats. That's a very small sample size but a handful of Cardinals have had success against Maeda.
St. Louis will be throwing Michael Wacha, he's 2-2 with a 3.66 ERA covering eight starts. Wacha has been strong at home, going 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA covering 30 2/3 innings over five starts. His splits are certainly key for Wacha, whose numbers are awful (0-2, 6.19) away from home. Current Dodgers are hitting .350 against him over 80 at bats.
The Cardinals are struggling at this point, losers of two straight has seen them fall to 3-7 the last 10 games overall. The Dodgers are winners of five straight, they have won eight of the last 10 games overall. Both teams find themselves in second place, the Dodgers are trailing the Colorado Rockies by a half-game in the NL West, St. Louis is a game and a half behind the Milwaukee Brewers.
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