Zack Greinke (5-1, 1.97 ERA) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (32-24) take on Lance Lynn (4-4, 3.03 ERA) and the St. Louis Cardinals (37-19) in a game that has the potential to be low scoring. This is the last of a four-game series at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers won the last game 2-0 and St. Louis leads the series 2-1. Action begins at 8:08 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 7 and can be seen on ESPN.
Greinke is 9-4 with a 3.17 ERA in his appearances against the Cardinals, but goes up against a good St. Louis offense which is batting .263 this season. Joc Pederson (.262, 34 Rs, 17 HRs, 33 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. Lynn is 3-1 with a 4.50 ERA when pitching against the Dodgers. He is up against a quality Los Angeles offense which is hitting .259 this season.
Los Angeles is a -157 favorite against St. Louis and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at six runs. The Dodgers have an overall money line of -177 and a record as the favorite of 28-21. Los Angeles is a disappointing 2-5 as the favorite over its last 10 games. The Dodgers are one of the best in the MLB in terms of home runs with 74. Los Angeles leads the whole NL in walks, earning an average of 3.7 per game. Turning to the pitchers, the Dodgers are the fourth-best team in the league at limiting hits and walks to their opponents, recording a WHIP of 1.20 so far this season. Opponents have consistently been struck out by the Dodgers, who lead the NL in strikeouts per home game with 9.3.
In games where it is the underdog, St. Louis has a 8-9 record and an overall money line of +1,685. They have managed to pull off a perfect record over their last ten games while playing as the underdog, and have an 8-2 SU record over the same span. The Cardinals allow 2.8 runs per game, but have improved upon those numbers in the past 10 games, allowing 2.0 runs per game during that span. The Cardinals have established a reputation of overwhelming hitters with an NL-best 8.2 strikeouts per road game, making them one of the top five teams in the league.
The Cardinals lead the season series, 4-2. The Dodgers have a 29-18 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Lynn takes the mound. Greinke (RHP) will be on the hill against the Cardinals, who have a very good 30-13 record against right-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - LAD, O/U - Over
After last game's shutout win against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Dodgers now have eight shutouts this season. The Cardinals have been shut out in six games this season.
The Cardinals are 5-3 in games that go into extra innings. Meanwhile, the Dodgers are 2-2 in such matchups.
Having scored zero runs in their last game, the Cardinals are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Dodgers have an 8-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Cardinals are 25-7. The Dodgers have a 24-5 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 18th in runs, St. Louis has earned 226 this season. Los Angeles ranks sixth with 248 runs.
Ranking 13th, St. Louis is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 176 this season. Los Angeles ranks in the top five at second with 202.
When the Dodgers hit at least one home run, they are 27-13. When the Cardinals hit at least one homer, they have a 22-6 record.