Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

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The streaking St. Louis Cardinals are seeking their fifth win in a row as they play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Busch Stadium. This NL matchup will begin at 1:15 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to Spectrum SportsNet LA.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Odds

St. Louis (+125) is the home-team underdog to Los Angeles (-135) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs (-115 for the under and -105 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds standing at +110 for the Dodgers -1.5 runs and -130 for the Cardinals +1.5.

The Dodgers have gone 8-5 SU this year and are 6-6 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 2.1 units for moneyline gamblers in the season’s early going and 0.8 units ATS. The Cardinals, on the other hand, are 7-5 SU and 7-4 ATS. The team has gained 0.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.3 units ATS.

Cardinals games have a 6-4-1 over/under record so far in 2019. Dodgers games have gone over eight times, gone under four times and pushed on zero instances.

Walker Buehler (1-0, 6.75 ERA) is getting the start for the visiting Dodgers. The right-handed Buehler struck out 151 hitters in 137 innings last year (23 starts) and finished the season 8-5 overall with a 2.62 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP. He made two starts against the Cardinals in 2018 and put together a 1-0 record against them with a 0.00 ERA and 18 strikeouts.

The Cardinals are rolling with righty Michael Wacha (0-0, 1.54 ERA) as their starter. Wacha started 15 games last year while finishing the season 8-2 overall with a 3.20 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.

St. Louis’ pitching staff has yielded 3.8 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.77, a WHIP of 1.47 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.0. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.13, a WHIP of 1.22 and a K/9 of 8.2.

The St. Louis offense has put up 4.7 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game over its last 10 games and 4.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .255/.328/.439 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.

The Cardinals’ batters have been led by Paul DeJong, who is hitting .333/.396/.667 with 16 hits, eight RBIs and 10 runs scored.

For the visitors, Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.15 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 7.89 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.09, along with a K/9 of 7.81.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .281/.388/.525 on its way to 6.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Cody Bellinger has led Los Angeles’ offense. Bellinger is slashing .426/.483/.907 with seven home runs, 19 RBIs and 18 runs scored.

The Cardinals are looking for another victory after a 7-2 win in the prior game of this series.

Dodgers vs. Cardinals Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in three of St. Louis’ last seven games.
  • Each team has hit 13 home runs over its last 10 outings.
  • The Dodgers have a total OPS of .913 this season and an OPS of .918 against right-handed pitchers. The Cardinals’ OPS stands at .740 overall and .790 against righties.
  • Los Angeles has recorded 21.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 20.8 over its last five.