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MLB betting line favors Cardinals over Dodgers

Los Angeles DodgersSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 22, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

57-69TEAM RECORD67-60

The visiting Dodgers hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Cardinals will turn to Chris Carpenter and his 8-8 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Dodgers send Nathan Eovaldi (1-1) to the hill.

View LA Dodgers vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, St. Louis sat as -190 favorites. The total was set at 7.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 5-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 9.2 hits per game. The Dodgers average 8.5 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the National League list.

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 5-rated defense.

The Dodgers were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-3 to Colorado on Sunday at Coors Field.

The Cardinals were a 6-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Rodrigo Lopez and the Cubs 6-2 on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Dodgers at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games when playing St. Louis
LA Dodgers are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers
St. Louis is 17-4 SU in their last 21 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 11 games

Next up:
LA Dodgers at St. Louis, Tuesday, August 23

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