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Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Preview

St. Louis CardinalsLos Angeles Dodgers
May 20, 8:05 PM | GrassDodger Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

22-18TEAM RECORD27-13

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Los Angeles and St. Louis on Sunday, with the host Dodgers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Kyle Lohse for the Cardinals on the hill facing Chad Billingsley for the Dodgers. Lohse brings a 5-1 mark to the game, while Billingsley is 2-3 to date on the season.

View St Louis vs LA Dodgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Dodgers in this one will find them as -101 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 7 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 2-rated Dodgers in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles' No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Dodgers have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.8 hits on average).

Los Angeles owns the National League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 6-rated defense.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 6-0 result against the Dodgers on May 19. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -143 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Clayton Kershaw in a losing cause, 6-0, against Los Angeles on Saturday.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing LA Dodgers
St. Louis is 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing St. Louis
LA Dodgers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
LA Dodgers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games
LA Dodgers are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to San Diego, Monday, May 21
LA Dodgers at Arizona, Monday, May 21