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Dodgers Go for Sweep of Cards Sunday

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After falling below .500 with a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays one weekend ago, the Los Angeles Dodgers may just be hitting their stride as they look for a three-game series sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals and their fourth-straight win overall on Sunday Night Baseball this evening.

Shark Bites
  • UNDER is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
  • The Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last five home games.
  • OVER is 7-1 in the Cardinals’ last eight games versus the NL West.

Online book Bovada is presently offering the Dodgers at -140 in moneyline markets while the Cards can be had at +120. The total is presently tabbed at 7.5 with OVER at -110 and UNDER at -120.

The Dodgers lead the National League West by mere percentage points over the San Francisco Giants entering Sunday’s action and will look to keep their winning streak alive. They’ve taken the first two games of the series with wins of 8-4 and 5-3 over the Cards.

Alex Wood is scheduled to get the start for the Dodgers and is coming off one of his better starts of the season. The 25-year-old is 1-3 with a 4.58 ERA so far on the season but scattered one earned run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings of work against the New York Mets in a 3-2 win his last time out.

he southpaw has made one career appearance versus the Cardinals (not a start) and surrendered one earned run on two hits over 1 1/3 innings.

Countering for the Cards is expected to be Mike Leake. The righty is 1-3 with a 5.10 ERA in seven starts this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Los Angeles Dodgers as -120 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 4.2-4.1. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

20-17 Los Angeles battles the Cardinals, currently with a 19-18 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs St. Louis injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Dodgers rated this week at No. 13 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.19 hits per game. The St. Louis Cardinals average 9.54 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.

St. Louis brings the No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Dodgers's No. 7-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Dodgers, who beat them 5-3 on Saturday behind a start from S Kazmir at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis's last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis's last 12 games when playing LA Dodgers
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of LA Dodgers's last 20 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of LA Dodgers's last 12 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Colorado, Tuesday, May 17th
Los Angeles home to Los Angeles, Monday, May 16th