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Baseball Matchup - St. Louis Cardinals Los Angeles Dodgers Odds Preview

Los Angeles DodgersSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 8, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

63-50TEAM RECORD66-47

The Cardinals get a visit from the Los Angeles Dodgers in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Cardinals will rely on Carlos Martinez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Hyun-Jin Ryu will be his counterpart for the Dodgers. Carlos Martinez is 0-0 this season, and Hyun-Jin Ryu is 10-3.

View LA Dodgers vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +117 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including SportBet. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-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 9.4 hits per game. The Dodgers average 9 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the National League list.

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 5-rated defense.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 13-4 result against the Cardinals on August 7. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at +135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Dodgers enjoyed a 13-4 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Wednesday, with Ricky Nolasco throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-2
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Dodgers at Cardinals trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 16-1 SU in their last 17 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to Tampa Bay, Friday, August 9
St. Louis home to Chi Cubs, Friday, August 9