Cardinals vs Dodgers

Cardinals vs Dodgers

Dodgers travel to St.Louis for Wild Card Round rematch versus the Cardinals

Los Angeles Dodgers (67-30, 1st in NL West) vs St.Louis Cardinals (55-52, 2nd in NL Central)

Series Info:

Game 1:

  • When: 7:45 EST July 12th. 2022
  • Where: Busch Stadium
  • TV: Bally Sports Midwest/ Spectrum TV
  • Pitching Matchup: STL Miles Mikolas (9-3, 2.09 ERA) v. LAD Walker Buehler (10-2 1.89 ERA)

Game 2:

  • When: 7:45 EST July 13th. 2022
  • Where: Busch Stadium
  • TV: Bally Sports Midwest/ Spectrum TV
  • Pitching Matchup: STL Steven Matz (5-6, 5.20 ERA) v. LAD Julio Urias (8-4 3.56 ERA)

Game 3:

  • When: 7:15 EST July 14th. 2022
  • Where: Busch Stadium
  • TV: ESPN
  • Pitching Matchup: STL Jordan Hicks (7-5 3.78 ERA v. LAD Clayton Kershaw (9-2, 2.38 ERA)

Injured List

St.Louis Cardinals

  • Adam Wainwright - IL10, Arm Strain
  • Paul Dejong - IL60, Groin Tear
  • Tyler O'Neill - Day to Day, Pectoral Soreness

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • A.J. Pollock - IL10, Back Strain
  • Clayton Kershaw - Suspended, Four Games

Latest Results

Cardinals Last 5

Date

Opponent

Score

7/6/22

Mets

L 5-3

7/7/22

Mets

W 7-1

7/8/22

Mets

W 8-2

7/9/22

Royals

L 9-6

7/10/22

Royals

W 1-0

Date

Opponent

Score

7/7/22

Giants

L 7-0

7/8/22

Giants

L 1-0

7/9/22

Cubs

W 6-5

7/10/22

Cubs

W 2-1

7/11/22

Cubs

W 9-1

Betting

Game Lines

  • Game 1: Dodgers -1.5 (O/U 7, Dodgers -150)
  • Game 2: Dodgers -2 (O/U 5, Dodgers -300)
  • Game 3: Cardinals -.5 (O/U 4, Cardinals -100)

Best Player Props

Albert Pujols

  • Hits: 1 (Over: +150, Under: -120
  • Totals Bases: 1.5 (Over: +130, Under: -110
  • Stolen Bases: .5 (Over: +1000, Under: -930)
  • Home Runs: .5 (Over: +320, Under -270)

Walker Buehler

  • Strikeouts: 5 (Over: -200, Under: +170)
  • Walks: 3 (Over: +230, Under: -190)
  • Earned Runs: 1 (Over: -110, Under: +120)
  • Hits: 3 (Over: -120, Under: +170)

Weather Conditions

  • Game 1: Mostly Cloudy, 89F, SW Winds 5 MPH
  • Game 2: Sunny, 99F, NW Winds 1 MPH
  • Game 3: Overcast, 78F, S Winds 17 MPH

Team Leaders

Batting Leaders

  • Batting Average: Dodgers Max Muncy - .336 Cardinals Paul Goldschmidt - .320
  • Home Runs: Dodgers Freddie Freeman - 23 Cardinals Nolan Arenado - 15
  • Runs Batted In: Dodgers Freddie Freeman - 50 Cardinals Nolan Arenado 43

Pitching Leaders

  • Strikeouts: Dodgers Clayton Kershaw - 112 Cardinals

Adam Wainwright - 100 * ERA: Dodgers Walker Buehler - 1.89 Cardinals

Miles Mikolas 2.09 * Saves: Dodgers Craig Kimbrel - 20 Cardinals Giovanny Gallegos - 17

Prediction

The Cardinals are battling to remain above .500 while also trying to contend in a very weak NL Central. They've gone 5-5 in their last ten and have been winning as much as they have been losing over recent weeks. Goldschmidt and Arenado have stayed hot but they cannot carry this team alone.

The Los Angeles Dodgers look every bit of the preseason juggernaut many predicted them to be. Heading into the All Star Break, they will be represented by six players at the Midsummer classic. They also lead both the NL West and the MLB in win percentage.

Prediction: Cardinals steal one game but Dodgers win the series.

With Jordan Hicks hot on the mound, I think the Cardinals take game 3. But the nasty one-two punch of Urias and Buehler will definitely shine against a Cardinals offense that has been very topsy turvy. Busch Stadium is a pitcher's park and St.Louis doesn't have the rotation to capitalize off that sadly.