Shelby Miller, Clayton Kershaw take mound in Dodgers vs Cardinals tilt
St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
The Los Angeles Dodgers look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cardinals arrive at Dodger Stadium on Sunday.
Shelby Miller, with a record of 5-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Cardinals, while the Dodgers trot Clayton Kershaw to the mound in this one. He is 5-2 so far in 2013.
The Cardinals were listed as +-152 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 6.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
The Dodgers - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 8 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 1 in the National League.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has the National League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the National League list.
St. Louis brings the National League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers' league No. 10-ranked defense.
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Dodgers on May 25. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals endured a 5-3 loss at the hands of the Dodgers on Saturday, with John Gast throwing 1 innings of 1-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
A few Cardinals at Dodgers trends to consider:
St. Louis is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games on the road
St. Louis is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
St. Louis is 6-3 SU in their last 9 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 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 15 of LA Dodgers' last 21 games at home
LA Dodgers are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against St. Louis
St. Louis at Kansas City, Monday, May 27
LA Dodgers home to LA Angels, Monday, May 27