MLB Game Preview - Dodgers underdogs vs Cardinals at Los Angeles
St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
The visiting Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
For the Dodgers, Chris Capuano gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Lance Lynn, 6-1 on the year.
Bettors looking to side with the Dodgers in this matchup found them as +110 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.
This game puts the Dodgers, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 1 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.5 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.
The Cardinals were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Burch Smith and the Padres 5-3 on Wednesday at PETCO Park.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 9-2 winner on the road against the Brewers. Bettors on Los Angeles at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles rolled to a 9-2 win against Milwaukee on Wednesday, as Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers' bats led the team to victory at Miller Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Cardinals at Dodgers trends to consider:
St. Louis is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games on the road
St. Louis is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Dodgers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Dodgers' last 19 games at home
St. Louis at LA Dodgers, Saturday, May 25