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St. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles Dodgers
April 17, 4:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

8-7TEAM RECORD6-9

Baseball bettors look for value at Dodger Stadium on Sunday as host Los Angeles battles the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Chad Billingsley for the Dodgers (1-1 on the year) and Chris Carpenter for St. Louis (0-2 so far).

View St Louis vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Dodgers were listed as +110 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 10.9 hits per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 9-2 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +145 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Dodgers, a 9-2 final on Saturday in support of Kyle McClellan at Dodger Stadium.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Washington, Tuesday, April 19
LA Dodgers home to Atlanta, Monday, April 18

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