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MLB betting line favors Cardinals over Dodgers

Los Angeles DodgersSt. Louis Cardinals
July 26, 1:45 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

53-46TEAM RECORD52-46

St. Louis will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Los Angeles Dodgers pay a visit to Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals will rely on Jake Westbrook to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Chris Capuano will be his counterpart for the Dodgers. Jake Westbrook is 8-8 this season, and Chris Capuano is 10-5.

View LA Dodgers vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Dodgers were listed as +-145 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 2-rated Dodgers taking on the National League's No. 5-rated Cardinals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between St. Louis and its National League No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 4.9 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 12 lineup of the Dodgers at 3.9 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Dodgers own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Los Angeles was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They lost as +142 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Los Angeles lost in extra innings against the Cardinals on Wednesday as St. Louis edged them 3-2 at Busch Stadium.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Dodgers at Cardinals trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing St. Louis
LA Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 7 games
LA Dodgers are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 12 games at home

Next up:
LA Dodgers at San Francisco, Friday, July 27
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Friday, July 27