Who will win? The disciplined playoff proven St Louis Cardinals or the L.A Dodgers star studded roster?St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers Time & Date: Game 1 Saturday 12th October from Busch Stadium Coverage: Game 1 is LIVE on Fox Sports 3 & Fox Sports 3 HD from 11:00am AEST (see TV Guide for other games and times) After going 0-2 with my picks for the wild card games, I've restored my faith with a 4-0 effort in picking the winners of the divisional series. Both the Dodgers and Cardinals took care of business and now find themselves competing for a spot in the World Series. The two teams met seven times during the regular season with the Dodgers winning four; although the regular season results will have little bearing on what is in store for us in this epic match-up. Batting Both teams are evenly matched at the plate. The Dodgers have Adrian Gonzalez, Juan Uribe, Hanley Ramirez and of course rookie sensation Yasiel Puig. Carl Crawford was in fine form in the NLDS, hitting three home runs in the series. An X-factor for the Dodgers could be Andre Eithier. If he is fit to resume a starting role, he could really add some firepower to the Dodgers’ line-up. The Cardinals have the stars to take it to LA. Yadier Molina how is an NL MVP candidate. Carlos Beltran is the best post-season hitter in the league and nobody has forgotten what David Freese did in the NLCS and World Series only two seasons ago. Matt Adams has been a stellar replacement for Allen Craig, Matt Carpenter is one of the best bats in the whole of the league and Matt Holliday can crush the ball a long way. The Dodgers appear to have more talent, but the Cardinals are proven playoff performers. Their guys have been there and done that time and time again. Give the Dodgers the edge on talent. Pitching The only team that can match the Dodgers pitching rotation is playing in the ALCS. Depending on just how long this series goes, Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke will both pitch two games on full rest. Hyun-Jin Ryu and Ricky Nolasco are not duds, but it’s Kershaw and Greinke who will be the key for LA. Cardinals’ ace Adam Wainwright will pitch twice for St Louis, and Michael Wacha has been lights out for the past month. Joe Kelly will start game one, while Shelby Miller and Lance Lynn round out the rotation. One of the Cardinals pitchers is going to have to pinch a game from Kershaw or Greinke for St Louis to have a chance. The two bullpens are strong. Kenley Jansen and Brian Wilson will be ready to go for LA, while St Louis will look to Trevor Rosenthal and John Axford for some quality late pitching. Once again I will give the Dodgers the edge based on talent on the mound. Defence The Cardinals have the edge defensively. Yadier Molina is a superstar behind the plate and is the leader of the Cardinals on the diamond. The Dodgers will hold their own but are just not as disciplined as St Louis. Verdict This is going to be a fantastic battle for a number of reasons. The Dodgers’ immense payroll and incredible talent taking on the disciplined and proven playoff performers in St Louis is going to make for great viewing. A champion team beats a team of champions, right? I’m not so sure. The Dodgers’ pitching gets the job done, and they advance to the World Series. Dodgers in seven.