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Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

St. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles Dodgers
April 16, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

7-7TEAM RECORD6-8

St. Louis pays a visit to Los Angeles on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Dodgers bats in baseball action at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers will rely on Clayton Kershaw to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Kyle McClellan will be his counterpart for the Cardinals. Clayton Kershaw is 2-1 this season, and Kyle McClellan is 1-0.

View St Louis vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Dodgers were listed as -155 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 6.5 earlier on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' National League No. 13-ranked scoring average of 3.4 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 4 and scoring 5.6 runs per game in the league. The Dodgers have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (10.8 per nine innings).

Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 9-rated defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 11-2 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -111 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jon Garland and the Dodgers 11-2 on Friday at Dodger Stadium.

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

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Dodgers trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at LA Dodgers, Sunday, April 17

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