Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals Odds
Los Angeles (-130) is hosting this one as the favorite against St. Louis (+120) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this one at eight runs (+100 for the over and -120 for the under). Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the current runline odds sitting at Dodgers -1.5 runs (+115) and Cardinals +1.5 runs (-135).
The Dodgers are 80-67 SU and are 63-83 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 27.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 20.6 units ATS. Los Angeles is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in three of those seven. The Cardinals, on the other hand, are 81-66 SU and 77-69 ATS. They’ve gained 4.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.1 units ATS. St. Louis has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven outings and the total has gone under in four of those seven.
St. Louis games have had an over/under record of 67-73-6 in 2018. Los Angeles has an over/under record of 68-72-6.
The right-handed Walker Buehler will get the nod for Los Angeles. Buehler is 6-5 with a 3.09 ERA and 122 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with nine strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against St. Louis this year.
The Cardinals will put the ball in the right hand of Jack Flaherty (8-6, 2.92 ERA, 1.07 WHIP), who’s got 160 strikeouts and 50 walks. Flaherty is 0-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA in one start against Los Angeles this year.
Los Angeles’ pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.27 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 9.51 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.80, along with a K/9 of 9.57.
Dodgers hitters have slashed .246/.330/.433 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 5.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
First baseman Cody Bellinger and right fielder Chris Taylor continue to lead Los Angeles’ offense. Bellinger is slashing .258/.340/.468 with 22 home runs, 65 RBIs and 77 runs scored, while Taylor has a .250 average with 16 homers, 60 RBIs and 76 runs scored.
For the home team, St. Louis’ pitching staff has given up 4.1 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.43, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.1. The bullpen has a 4.32 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.
St. Louis’ hitters have produced 4.7 runs per contest, including 6.1 per game over its last 10 games and 6.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .274/.344/.381 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.
Left fielder Marcell Ozuna and first baseman Jose Martinez have led the Cardinals’ hitters this year. Ozuna is hitting .281/.322/.435 with 21 home runs, 82 RBIs and 62 runs scored, while Martinez’s line is .303/.361/.452 with 16 homers, 80 RBIs and 57 runs.
The Dodgers have lost 21.3 units and are 36-53 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 49 of those games, compared to 37 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Cardinals have lost 0.1 units and are 55-50 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 44 of those games, as opposed to 56 which went under the total.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Dodgers, ATS Winner – Dodgers, O/U – OVER
Los Angeles has logged 24 extra-base hits over its last five games. St. Louis has 11 XBH over its last five.
St. Louis has recorded 23.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 25.2 over its last five.
The Dodgers have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cardinals have hit 16 over their last 10.
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