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Kyle Lohse vs Jon Garland matchup featured in MLB action

St. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles Dodgers
April 15, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds


MLB wagering interest swings to the Los Angeles vs St. Louis battle on Friday at Dodger Stadium as the Dodgers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Jon Garland will take the mound for Los Angeles, and he'll carry a 0-0 record into the contest. Kyle Lohse gets the ball for St. Louis; he's 1-1 so far this season.

View St Louis vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-130 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 7.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 13-rated National League offense, averaging 3.5 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (10.2 hits per game).

Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 12-rated defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 9-5 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -106 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Hiroki Kuroda and the Dodgers 9-5 on Thursday at Dodger Stadium.

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

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Dodgers trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of St. Louis' last 19 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 5 games
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at LA Dodgers, Saturday, April 16