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NLDS - Game 3

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Los Angeles vs. St. Louis (Cardinals lead 2-0)

Opening Series Price: Dodgers (-140) Cardinals (+120)
Current Series Price: Cardinals (-370) Dodgers (+300)

Game 1 – Cardinals 3 Dodgers 2 (13 innings)
Game 2 – Cardinals 1 Dodgers 0

Game 3 Line
Money Line: Cardinals -125 Dodgers +115
Run-Line: Cardinals -1 ½ +140 Dodgers -1 ½ -160
Total: 6 ½ Under (-120)

Betting Notes

-- The Cardinals have won four straight games, including both matchups in this series.

-- St. Louis was listed as a home underdog in each of the first two games but is now a road favorite in Game 3.

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-- Since the All-Star break, the Dodgers have only lost three or more games on two occasions, both coming in September.

-- Los Angeles went 2-0 at home against Atlanta in the NLDS. The ‘over’ went 2-0.

-- St. Louis went 1-1 on the road against Pittsburgh in the NLDS. The ‘over/under’ went 1-1 as the Cardinals combined for five runs in the two games.

-- The ‘under’ has cashed in each of the first two games.

-- The Dodgers have not scored in 19 straight innings.

-- Dodgers batters were 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position Saturday, dropping to 1 for 16 (.063) RISP in the series. Yasiel Puig has struggled in two games, going 0 for 10 with six strikeouts and he’s stranded eight runners.

-- Hanley Ramirez (ribs) was a late scratch for the Dodgers in Game 2. He’s expected to underdo further tests on Sunday and hopes to play in Game 3 on Monday.

Game 3 Starters

St. Louis - Adam Wainwright (21-9, 2.83 ERA)

-- Wainwright started two games in the NLDS against the Pirates and earned two dominating victories, both at Busch Stadium. In the series, Wainwright went 16 innings, allowing 11 hits and two earned runs while striking out 15 batters. Including these wins, Wainwright now has four postseason victories on his resume.

-- Wainwright only faced the Dodgers once this season and he lost a 3-2 decision at home on Aug. 5. He allowed seven hits and three earned runs over seven innings in the losing effort. In his career, Wainwright is 4-4 with a 3.10 ERA in 13 appearances against Los Angeles, 10 of them starts.

-- Including the postseason, the Cardinals are 25-11 with Wainwright on the hill this season. The club has won all of his last five starts.

-- On the road, St. Louis has gone 12-5 with Wainwright but he’s only pitched outside of Busch Stadium twice in the last two months.

-- Wainwright has seen the ‘over’ cash in his last three starts. The Cardinals offense has scored 21 runs during this span. The ‘over’ has gone 10-6-1 in his 17 road starts.

Los Angeles – Hyun-Jin Ryu (14-8, 3.00 ERA)

-- Ryu started Game 3 of the NLDS against the Braves and was roughed up for four runs on six hits in just three innings. He earned the no decision in his first career playoff appearance as Los Angeles captured a 13-6 over Atlanta.

-- Against St. Louis this season, Ryu went 1-0 in his only start on Aug. 8. The lefthander gave up five hits in seven innings as the Dodgers beat the Cardinals 5-1 on the road.

-- Los Angeles has gone 21-11 overall with Ryu starting this season, which includes a 12-5 record at home.

-- The Dodgers are 1-3 in Ryu’s last four home starts and most of the blame can be directed to the offense, which managed a total of four runs in the three losses and nine in the lone win.

-- The Cardinals have gone 19-23 against lefthanders this season. 

  
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