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Baseball odds preview - Los Angeles vs. St. Louis

Los Angeles DodgersSt. Louis Cardinals
July 24, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

53-44TEAM RECORD50-46

The St. Louis Cardinals host Los Angeles on Tuesday, looking to build on their 50-46 mark against the 53-44 Dodgers in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

Clayton Kershaw, with a record of 7-5 on the season, gets the ball for the Dodgers, while the Cardinals trot Adam Wainwright to the mound in this one. He is 7-10 so far in 2012.

View LA Dodgers vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
St. Louis opened as -130 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals - Dodgers odds would favor the Dodgers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 5 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Los Angeles is at No. 2 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Dodgers rank No. 12 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Los Angeles' National League No. 4-rated defense.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Los Angeles at +136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Dodgers enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Monday, with Chad Billingsley throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Dodgers at Cardinals trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 10 games at home
St. Louis is 17-8 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers at St. Louis, Wednesday, July 25