The Dodgers open up their final series against a non-NL West opponent this weekend as Albert Pujols and the Cardinals are coming to town.
All eyes will be on Pujols as he attempts to reach 700 career home runs, but this series could very well be a preview of a potential playoff matchup between the two NL powerhouses.
The Dodgers took two-out-of-three in St. Louis earlier this year, and are just three wins away from setting a new franchise record of wins in a season with 107.
Andrew Heaney is on the bump for the Dodgers, while Jose Quintana is starting for the Cardinals. Quintana has faced the Dodgers twice this season as a member of the Pirates, throwing six shutout innings back in May and 4.1 innings of two-run baseball in June.
Team Games (W/L)
- Dodgers are 91-59 against the spread (ATS) this season (per ActionNetwork.com).
- Cardinals are 82-69 ATS this season.
According to FanDuel, the Dodgers are favorites to win the contest at (-166). The Cardinals are currently (+140) underdogs as of 11:00 am PT. The Dodgers are (+120) to cover the 1.5-run spread, while the Cardinals are (-144) to cover. The over/under for Friday night’s clash is set at 8 runs, with the over at (-106) and the under at (-114).
Coming off his walk-off RBI single last night, Mookie Betts is the favorite Dodger to homer at (+350). Will Smith is right behind him at (+360), followed by Trea Turner at (+440) and Justin Turner at (+500).
And as the biggest story of the weekend, Albert Pujols is currently at (+420) to hit a home run, which would put him at 699 in his career. Pujols is (+4400) to hit two home runs in tonight’s game.
First pitch will be at 7:10 pm PT on Apple TV.