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UNDER Continues To Cash When Cards, Dodgers Meet

The first two games of the current three-game set between the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers have gone UNDER, which has continued a long-standing tradition between the teams. The Cards and Dodgers have gone UNDER in 13 of their past 18 meetings with offense being hard to come by. St. Louis and LA close out their series at Dodger Stadium on Thursday.

Shark Bites
  • The Dodgers are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games after a loss.
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of the Cardinals' last 25 games.
  • The Cardinals are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road with Michael Wacha as the starter.

Michael Wacha will make his eighth start of the season when he takes the bump in the series decider. The right-hander has posted the fifth-best ERA in the National League but has also seen his pitch count limited with the Cardinals trying to preserve his arm after he underwent Tommy John surgery. Wacha has thrown fewer than 90 pitches in five of his seven starts this season, including all three of his starts in May.

Kenta Maeda will come off the DL and get his first start since suffering from hamstring tightness earlier this month. Maeda made one rehab start in High-A on Friday and tossed six innings on just 63 pitches. The Japanese import has struggled so far in his second season in the MLB with a 5.03 ERA and five of his seven starts lasting 5.0 innings or less.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, Los Angeles sat as -145 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 7.5, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 4.5-3.3. 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

27-20 Los Angeles battles the Cardinals, currently with a 23-20 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. 1 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and its No. 9-rated batting order, averaging 4.91 runs per nine innings, against the No. 19 line up of the St. Louis Cardinals at 4.49 runs per outing.

Los Angeles owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 4.91 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 4-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals enjoyed a 6-1 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Wednesday, with M Leake throwing 8 innings of 4-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 games
  • St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 18 of St. Louis's last 25 games
  • St. Louis is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • LA Dodgers is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • LA Dodgers is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • LA Dodgers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Dodgers's last 18 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Colorado, Friday, May 26th
Los Angeles home to Chicago, Friday, May 26th