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Los Angeles DodgersSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 6, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

62-49TEAM RECORD65-46

The St. Louis Cardinals host Los Angeles on Tuesday, looking to build on their 65-46 mark against the 62-49 Dodgers in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals will turn to Joe Kelly and his 2-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Dodgers send Clayton Kershaw (10-6) to the hill.

View LA Dodgers vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Cardinals in this one found them listed as moneyline underdogs of +140 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 2-rated Dodgers in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Dodgers average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the National League list.

Defensively, Los Angeles features the National League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 4.7 runs per game.

The Dodgers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +153 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Dodgers grabbed a win last time out, defeating Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals 3-2 on Monday at Busch Stadium.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

A few Dodgers at Cardinals trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Dodgers' last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
St. Louis is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers at St. Louis, Wednesday, August 7

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