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Shelby Miller, Clayton Kershaw take mound in Dodgers vs Cardinals tilt

St. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles Dodgers
May 26, 4:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

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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.

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Betting Line:
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.

Power Rankings:
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

Next up:
St. Louis at Kansas City, Monday, May 27
LA Dodgers home to LA Angels, Monday, May 27