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McCarthy Has Been The Dodgers’ Good Luck Charm

The Los Angeles Dodgers will have a good omen on the mound when they attempt to split their four-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday afternoon. The Dodgers have gone 9-2 in their past 11 games when Brandon McCarthy starts, just as he will once again Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • Yasiel Puig is 1-for-7 with 4 strikeouts in his career against Adam Wainwright.
  • The Dodgers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against the Cardinals.
  • The Cardinals are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games during the afternoon.

McCarthy left his last start after dealing with tendinitis in his knee, something that has been bothering him since spring training. It hasn’t seemed to hamper his play overall, though, with the righty posting a 3.28 ERA and allowing one or no walks in six of his eight outings.

Adam Wainwright, who gets the start for the Cardinals, has been dealing recently. The 11-year veteran has allowed just one run in his past three starts, all of which were quality starts. Wainwright has also excelled in his day starts this season with a 0.68 ERA in two early contests.

The Cardinals offense continues to struggle with the squad scoring three or fewer runs in seven of its past 12 games. The team is solid at the plate in terms of contact but has a bad tendency to leave runners on the bases. The Dodgers have no such issue this season, ranking fourth in overall runs, fifth in on-base percentage and ninth in slugging percentage.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals were listed as 103 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Dodgers to win this game 5.2-1.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

25-25 St. Louis battles the Dodgers, currently with a 33-21 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 7 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Los Angeles Dodgers sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 12 ranking for hits at 8.68 per game. By contrast, the Los Angeles Dodgers are rated No. 16 in the same category at 8.61 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.84 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Dodgers endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Wednesday, with H Ryu throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at New Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • LA Dodgers is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Milwaukee, Friday, June 2nd
St. Louis at Chicago, Friday, June 2nd