Dodgers Aim to Crush Cards in this Baseball Wagering SeriesPosted by: Mike Davis
Usually, when we approach this time of the baseball wagering season, bettors and franchises alike begin to shift their focus to the trade market. Analyses are made to determine each contender’s individual needs, and what a sleeper needs in order to make a legitimate postseason push. However, things are going to be a little a different this time around since the MLB has introduced a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Briefly, during last season’s labor negotiations, the league and its players reached a new consensus that would affect trade values. Specifically, draft-pick compensation will vary depending on a team’s economic situation. This will help balance the league and should give way to some intriguing results.
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Run line baseball betting continues this Wednesday. The MLB has a total of 15 contests on deck for fans to wager on, with the Twins and Orioles kicking off the action early around midday. Major League Baseball will continue until 10 o’clock this evening when the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers take to the diamond. Accounting for both teams’ current standings, this match should proof highly competitive, and one contest worth wagering on.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers – Game 2 – Wed., May 24th
When: 10:10 pm ET
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
Series: Dodgers Lead 1-0
TV: MLB Network
Stream: MLB TV
Run Line Baseball Betting Odds:
St. Louis Cardinals +1 ½ (-170) 7 (-120) +139
Los Angeles Dodgers -1 ½ (+150) 7 (EV) -149
St. Louis Cardinals
After making 5-straight postseason appearances, two of which culminated in a World Series appearance and one subsequent MLB title, St. Louis failed to make the playoffs in 2016. The Cardinals aren’t exactly online baseball wagering favorites to go all the way this season, but judging by their record so far, the Cardinals could be more competitive than anticipated.
St. Louis is currently sitting on a 22-20 record that ranks them second in the NL Central. St. Louis currently owns a 1 ½ game lead over third-place Chicago. Similarly, the Cardinals are 1 ½ games behind the division-leading Milwaukee Brewers.
St. Louis will be sending Mike Leake to the mound this Wednesday. Leake is a RHP who is 4-2 on the season and wields a 2.03 ERA.
Los Angeles Dodgers
The Dodgers came into this season riding a 4-year playoff appearance streak. By the looks of it, the Dodgers should have little difficulty extending that streak to 5 straight. The Dodgers are currently sitting on a 27-19 record that ranks them third in the NL West. Los Angeles is currently 2 ½ games behind division-leading Colorado. Additionally, they own a 7-game lead over 4th-place San Francisco.
Rich Hill will get the star for Los Angeles. Hill is 1-1 on the season with a 2.77 ERA.