Favorite Dodgers going to Dogs
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to boast the best record in baseball despite a recent slump that has seen them lose their last four games.
That’s the longest losing streak of the season for the Dodgers and they’ll try to avoid stretching it out to five on Thursday when they take on the Cardinals.
Naturally, MLB underdog bettors aren't blue over Dodger Blue's losing skid.
The Dodgers streak should have been snapped on Wednesday night. Young lefty Clayton Kershaw delivered a masterpiece for Los Angeles and tossed eight shutout innings with seven strikeouts. Kershaw could only watch though as closer Jonathan Broxton blew it in the ninth and gave up the tying run. The game went on, and on, and on in extra innings before the Cardinals finally pulled out a 3-2 win in the 15th inning.
The Cards go for the series sweep Thursday with Kyle Lohse facing Dodgers’ opening day starter Hiroki Kuroda. Lohse has been going through his own rough streak lately with a 1-6 record in his last nine starts.
Last time out he lasted only four innings versus the Phillies after surrendering three runs on four hits. Kuroda delivered one of his best starts in quite awhile the last time he took the mound. He went six innings against the Marlins and allowed only two runs with nine strikeouts. Despite having Lohse on the mound, the Cardinals sneak in as a small -110 home moneyline favorite at Bovada
MLB odds - Double dip for the Mets
While the Dodgers are stumbling the Mets are building some momentum after reeling off four wins in a row. New York could extend that streak to six today with a doubleheader against the Rockies after last night's game was rained out.
In Game 1, the Mets are big favorites with ace Johan Santana slated to start against the Rockies’ Jason Hammel. To deliver a win Santana will need to much better than he was in his last start when he was knocked around by the Astros.
Santana took the loss against Houston after getting ripped for five runs on 12 hits in six innings. Hammel hasn’t recorded a win since June 26 and is coming off a loss against San Francisco in which he allowed three runs in six innings. The Mets are a -145 chalk in Game 1 at Bovada
The Game 2 pitching match-up looks to favored the Rockies with Jonathon Niese set to make only his fourth start of the season for New York, while Jorge De La Rosa gets the ball for Colorado. Niese recorded is first win of the season last time out after a solid start against Houston. He went seven innings and allowed one run on four hits.
De La Rosa has quietly gone 7-0 in his last eight starts. He faced the Giants in his last outing and limited them to two runs on seven hits over 7 1-3 strong innings.