The St. Louis Cardinals hope to keep their grip on the NL Central Division leads down the stretch of the season, visiting the MLB-best Los Angeles Dodgers to begin a three-game series.
The Cards snapped their three-game losing skid, a 5-4 win Thursday over the San Diego Padres.
LA ended its brief two-game losing streak, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 3-2.
Which of these squads will cash on the MLB betting odds Friday?
Cardinals Enlist Quintana
St. Louis Cardinals are on the cusp of clinching the National League Central Division title, 7½ games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers with the season ending soon.
The Cards send lefty Jose Quintana to start Friday. He’s 5-6 with a decent 3.16 ERA. If you BetOnline, note that he’s been on an absolute tear (with the rest of the Cards) in the second half
St. Louis has won eight out of Quintana’s last nine appearances Against the Dodgers this season, 10.1 innings in two games (two runs, nine hits) as the Cards won both of those games.
Dodgers Hang with Heaney
Los Angeles Dodgers southpaw of its own, Andrew Heaney, has the assignment, He’s 3-2 with a strong 2.66 ERA. Heaney has helped the Dodgers to win eight out of his last 10 appearances.
While the eyes are on Albert Pujols and his quest for 700 home runs, the Cards are batting just .187 as a team in their last 10. Pujols does have a modest three-game hit streak going, though.
Cardinals vs Dodgers Head-to-Head
These two teams have only met three times this season, with the Dodgers winning two games.
Cardinals vs Dodgers Game Information
- Game: Cardinals (88-63) vs Dodgers (104-46)
- Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA
- Day/Time: Friday, Sept. 23rd, 10:10 p.m. ET
- Cardinals vs Dodgers Live stream: MLB.tv
Cardinals vs Dodgers Betting Lines
|Team||Run Line||Moneyline||Total||Team Total|
|St. Louis Cardinals
J. Quintana -L
|Los Angeles Dodgers
A. Heaney -L
Cardinals vs Dodgers Prediction
There’s a bit more urgency with St. Louis here, while some of the Dodger regulars have been getting days off of late
However, two good pitchers on the mound, so a better option for your MLB picks might be the under. Otherwise, this is a tricky game to handicap as to who’ll win in the sportsbook.