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Los Angeles Dodgers home to Cardinals in baseball betting action

St. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles Dodgers
May 19, 10:10 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

22-17TEAM RECORD26-13

Los Angeles will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to Dodger Stadium.

Jake Westbrook gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 4-2 on the season. The Dodgers, meanwhile, will counter with Clayton Kershaw, who will be looking to improve on his 3-1 mark.

View St Louis vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Dodgers were listed as -150 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 6 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Dodgers and the National League No. 1-rated Cardinals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles' No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.9 hits per game).

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.1 runs per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Dodgers at +117 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals endured a 6-5 loss at the hands of the Dodgers on Friday, with Lance Lynn throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing St. Louis
LA Dodgers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
LA Dodgers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games

Next up:
St. Louis at LA Dodgers, Sunday, May 20