St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Free Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are prepared to battle against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium. Fox Sports Midwest will broadcast this NL showdown and the game gets underway at 10:10 p.m. ET.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Odds

Los Angeles (-155) is hosting this one as the favorite against St. Louis (+145) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 8 runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -115 for the over and -105 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds standing at -150 for the Cardinals +1.5 runs and +130 for the Dodgers -1.5.

The Dodgers are 67-58 straight up (SU) and 55-70 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 23.8 units for moneyline bettors and 14.7 units (ATS). The Cardinals have gone 68-57 SU this year and are 64-61 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 0.8 units for moneyline bettors, but have gained 1.9 units ATS.

Neither squad has been a strong over/under play this year. Dodgers games have an over/under record of 60-61-4 in 2018. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 59-61-5.

Daniel Poncedeleon is projected to start for St. Louis. Poncedeleon is 0-0 with a 2.04 ERA and 10 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Dodgers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Dodgers will send lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-0, 1.77 ERA) to the mound. Ryu has 42 strikeouts and 10 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 0.81. Ryu only made one start against the Cardinals in 2017 (0-0, 0.90 ERA and six strikeouts across 10 innings).

Los Angeles’ pitchers have given up 3.8 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The club’s starters have an ERA of 3.23, a WHIP of 1.13 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.4. The bullpen has a 3.91 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.4 K/9.

Los Angeles’ hitters have produced 4.8 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game over its last 10 games and 6.4 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .277/.376/.492 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Dodgers’ offense has been led by Cody Bellinger, who is hitting .262/.348/.475 with 20 home runs, 59 RBIs, 70 runs and 10 stolen bases.

For the visiting squad, St. Louis’ pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.40 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 8.02 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.21, along with a K/9 of 8.17.

The Cardinals offense has slashed .250/.325/.410 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game this year, including 5.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Marcell Ozuna has sparked St. Louis’ offense and is slashing .271/.315/.401 with 15 home runs, 67 RBIs and 51 runs scored.

The Dodgers are coming off of a 12-1 win against the Mariners, while the Cardinals just dropped a 2-1 game to the Brewers.

St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in three of Los Angeles’ last seven games.
  • The Cardinals have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games. The Dodgers have hit 18 over their last 10.
  • St. Louis has recorded 23.7 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.2 over its last five.
  • The Dodgers have won three of their last four games SU.