Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals Free Pick

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Cody Bellinger and the surging Los Angeles Dodgers are traveling east to Busch Stadium to face the St. Louis Cardinals. Spectrum SportsNet LA is in line to showcase this NL matchup and the game is slated to get underway at 7:45 p.m. ET.

Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals Odds

St. Louis (+110) is coming into this one as the underdog against Los Angeles (-120) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. This game currently has a runline of Dodgers -1.5 (+125) and Cardinals +1.5 (-145).

The Cardinals are 4-5 straight up (SU) and 4-4 against the spread (ATS). The team’s lost 2.9 units for moneyline bettors and 0.4 units ATS. The Dodgers, on the other hand, are 8-2 SU and have gone 5-4 ATS. In total, the club has accumulated 3.4 units for moneyline bettors over the early part of the season and 1.8 units ATS. Los Angeles has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has cashed in five of those seven.

Cardinals games have a 6-1-1 over/under record so far in 2019. The Dodgers have an over/under record of 7-2.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (2-0, 2.08 ERA) is projected to get the nod for Los Angeles. The left-handed Ryu recorded 89 strikeouts in 82 innings last year with only 15 walks while finishing the season 7-3 overall with a 1.97 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP.

The Cards are going with righty Miles Mikolas (0-1, 7.20 ERA) as their starter. Mikolas started 32 games last year and finished the season 18-4 overall with a 2.83 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP.

Los Angeles’ pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.23 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 7.47 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 5.71, along with a K-per-9 of 8.12.

The Dodgers offense has slashed .307/.411/.587 on its way to 8.4 runs scored per game in 2019, including over the team’s last five outings (5-0 SU).

Los Angeles’ hitters have been paced by first baseman Cody Bellinger and third baseman Justin Turner. Bellinger has seven home runs, 18 RBIs and 17 runs scored, while Turner (.300/.383/.325) is up to zero homers, seven RBIs and seven runs scored.

For the home team, St. Louis’ pitching staff has allowed 4.4 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starters have a 4.37 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.79 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 7.6 K/9.

The St. Louis offense is putting up 4.6 runs per contest, including 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .218/.317/.391 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Cardinals’ batters have been led by second baseman Kolten Wong and shortstop Paul DeJong. Wong is hitting .433/.486/.867 with 13 hits, eight RBIs and eight runs scored, while DeJong’s line is .231/.286/.513 with nine hits, seven RBIs and five runs scored.

The Dodgers have gained 4.0 units and are 3-1 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in three of those games, compared to one that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Cardinals have lost 1.8 units and are 0-1 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over’s cashed in one of those games, compared to zero that went under the total.

Dodgers vs. Cardinals MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers went 3-4 SU against the Cardinals in 2018.
  • The Dodgers have won seven of their last eight games SU.
  • The Dodgers’ bullpen managed 3.65 ERA against the Cardinals last year.