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Los Angeles DodgersSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 5, 7:05 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

61-49TEAM RECORD65-45

Los Angeles pays a visit to St. Louis on Monday, hoping to shut down the Cardinals bats in baseball action at Busch Stadium.

Zack Greinke, with a record of 8-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Dodgers, while the Cardinals trot Adam Wainwright to the mound in this one. He is 13-6 so far in 2013.

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Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Dodgers listed as underdogs of +152 at most sportsbooks, including SportBet. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for updates at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 1 in the National League and the Dodgers at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Dodgers offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Dodgers hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Los Angeles brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 3-ranked defense.

Los Angeles was a 1-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -115 favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors. Stephen Fife chucked 5 1/3 shutout innings at the Cubs in their last game, striking out 5 in a 1-0 win against Chicago in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 15-2 result against the Reds on August 4. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at +124 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (17) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Lance Lynn blew away 11 Cincinnati batter in the Cardinals' last start, leading them to a 15-2 win over Cincinnati on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Dodgers at Cardinals trends to consider:
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing LA Dodgers

Next up:
LA Dodgers at St. Louis, Tuesday, August 6