Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
The Cardinals get a visit from the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Aaron Harang, with a record of 7-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Dodgers, while the Cardinals trot Kyle Lohse to the mound in this one. He is 10-2 so far in 2012.
Sportsbooks had installed the Cardinals as -160 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 5-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 2-rated Dodgers in this matchup.
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 9.6 hits per game. The Dodgers average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Los Angeles was an 8-2 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Los Angeles suffered an 8-2 loss against St. Louis on Tuesday, as Clayton Kershaw wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Dodgers at Cardinals trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing St. Louis
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 11 games at home
LA Dodgers at St. Louis, Thursday, July 26