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Best Games to Bet on Today: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals & Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants – October 7, 2014

Best Games to Bet on Today: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals & Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants – October 7, 2014

The National League Division Series cannot get more exciting. The Los Angeles Dodgers are on the verge of elimination at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals. They turn to their ace, Clayton Kershaw, next to get them out of their predicament. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Giants were stunned as they failed to close off their series against the Washington Nationals.

Over at the American League, the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles are on to the Championship Series. Find our preview for Game 1 of the ALCS here. For more of the most exciting games to bet on, take a look at our complete picks and predictions for NFL Week 6.

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals (5:07 PM ET)

Line: Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals – view these lines

[sc:MLB240banner ]In an uncharacteristic performance, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw blew a 6-1 lead as he was tagged for eight runs over six and two-thirds innings in a 10-9 loss in Game 1 on Friday. Kershaw takes the mound tonight to give the Dodgers a chance to bring this series back to Los Angeles. Despite his horrible outing on Friday, Kershaw is 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA in three career starts, including the postseason, on three days’ rest.

Meanwhile, Shelby Miller takes the ball for the Cardinals. In his lone start against Los Angeles this season, Miller surrendered six earned runs on seven hits over five innings in a 6-0 loss. The Dodgers’ Adrian Gonzalez, who hit a two-run homer in the series opener, has gone 4-for-7 with a homer and four RBIs against Miller, while heavy-hitter Matt Kemp has hit two of three with an RBI against him..

Writer’s Prediction

The Dodgers force Game 5 at Los Angeles.

Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants (9:05 PM ET)

Line: Washington Nationals (-118) at San Francisco Giants (+108); total 6.5view these lines

Gio Gonzalez

On the verge of elimination, the Washington Nationals’ bats suddenly heated up as they took a 4-1 win in San Francisco against Giants ace Madison Bumgarner. They’ll have a more manageable matchup in Game 4 as they face the Giants’ Ryan Vogelsong tonight. Vogelsong has lost his last four games as he was hammered for 17 earned runs on 26 hits in his last five starts. His last home start against the Nationals was on June 9, in which he surrendered six runs (all earned) over six innings for a 9-2 loss.

Meanwhile, the Nationals give the ball to Gio Gonzalez. The Nationals starter ended the regular season on a strong note going 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA in September. Gonzalez has limited the Giants to a .181 batting average in his career.

Writer’s Prediction

The Nats (-118) win to force a do-or-die game at home. Create a betting account now and give yourself a daily dose of the best sports action.

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