The St. Louis Cardinals’ season got off to an inauspicious start with the team going just 3-9 in the first 12 games. However, the Cards have rebounded and that is largely thanks to their stellar play away from Busch Stadium. Matt Carpenter and company are 9-0 SU and against the runline in their past nine road contests while averaging 6.6 rpg. The Cardinals kick off a three-game set with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone OVER in 14 of the Cardinals’ last 19 games against right-handed starting pitchers.
- The Dodgers are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against teams with winning records.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the Cardinals’ last 7 games as underdogs against the Dodgers.
However, this streak will be tough to continue with the Cardinals facing Clayton Kershaw. The lefty has basically been untouchable, which shouldn’t be a surprise, as Kershaw has posted a 1.81 ERA while throwing 70 percent of his pitches for strikes in his past seven starts.
Lance Lynn will look to continue his quietly stellar season when he takes the bump in this one. Lynn has a 2.78 ERA on the year, which is the fifth-best of any starter in the NL, and a 1.13 WHIP. That being said, the righty has struggled with the long ball recently, allowing two home runs in each of his past two starts.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the visiting St. Louis Cardinals before the first pitch in this match found them as 245 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 6.5 earlier at TopBet.
Odds – Shark prediction models pick the Dodgers to win this game 4.4-4.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Los Angeles (26-19) will face the 22-19 Cardinals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs St. Louis injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Los Angeles Dodgers rated this week at No. 1 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 2.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Los Angeles has baseball’s No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.89 hits per game. The St. Louis Cardinals average 9.05 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the list.
Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 16-rated road mark, allowing 4.69 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 8-3 victory over San Francisco on Sunday at New Busch Stadium behind starter A Wainwright.
The Dodgers grabbed a win last time out, defeating V Worley and the Marlins 6-3 on Sunday at Dodger Stadium.
- St. Louis is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
- St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games
- St. Louis is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- LA Dodgers is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games
- LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis at Los Angeles, Wednesday, May 24th