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Cardinals face Kershaw in NLDS opener

The St. Louis Cardinals will be up against Cy Young front runner Clayton Kershaw on Friday night as they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opening game of their NLDS.

Kershaw went 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA on the season, and he's 5-5 with a 3.46 ERA over his 14 career appearances against the Cardinals. St. Louis will turn to Adam Wainwright (20-9, 2.38 ERA) for Game 1 of their NLDS on Friday; Wainwright has gone 4-5 with a 2.90 ERA against the Dodgers.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Los Angeles Dodgers in this matchup found them as -200 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 5.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.1-5.3 result in favor of the Dodgers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Los Angeles (94-68) will face the 90-72 Cardinals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals odds would favor the Dodgers if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 7.

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How St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Los Angeles Dodgers No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.43 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals offense rated No. 23 and scoring 3.82 runs per game. The Dodgers have averaged 9.11 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cardinals hitters have managed (8.47 per nine innings).

St. Louis brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 10-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nick Greenwood chucked 2 shutout innings at the Diamondbacks in their last game, striking out 0 in a 1-0 win against Arizona in baseball action at Chase Field.

 

Los Angeles got the job done in their last match in a 10-5 victory over Colorado on Sunday at Dodger Stadium behind starter Zack Greinke.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds Trends

St. Louis is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of LA Dodgers's last 13 games
LA Dodgers is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games at home

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St. Louis at Los Angeles, Saturday, October 4th

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