The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals will play each other for the fourth time in a week when they kick off a four-game set Monday. With the games switching over to the Gateway to the West, the Dodgers may be concerned with the squad going just 4-10 in its past 14 games in St. Louis.
– Shark Bites
- Adrian Gonzalez is 3-for-17 with 5 strikeouts in his career against Mike Leake.
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the Cardinals’ last 14 games with Mike Leake starting.
- The Dodgers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against LHP.
Rich Hill struggled against the Cardinals in his most recent start just five days ago. The lefty issued a career-high seven walks and allowed a season-high five runs in just 4.0 innings of work. Though the team keeps saying the lingering finger blister issue has not been hampering Hill, the 12-year veteran has not thrown more than 82 pitches in an outing this season.
Mike Leake has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season, as he has opened the year with nine consecutive quality starts and a 1.91 ERA. Leake is coming off a dominating performance against the Dodgers in his last outing in which he gave up just four hits and one run over 8.0 innings of work.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those going with the St. Louis Cardinals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline of -105 at BetOnline for Monday’s contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.2-3.1 victory for the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
St. Louis (24-23) will face the 31-20 Dodgers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Los Angeles injuries news.
The Odds – Shark MLB Power Rankings have the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 7 and the Los Angeles Dodgers at No. 2 heading into this contest.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball’s No. 21-rated offensive output, at 8.85 hits per game. The Los Angeles Dodgers average 8.63 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the list.
Comparing defensive stats, Los Angeles owns the No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 4.05 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Los Angeles rolled to a 9-4 win against Chicago on Sunday, as C Kershaw and the Dodgers’ bats led the team to victory at Dodger Stadium.
The Cardinals endured a 8-4 loss at the hands of the Rockies on Sunday, with L Lynn throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at Coors Field.
- LA Dodgers is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- LA Dodgers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 9 games on the road
- St. Louis is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games
- St. Louis is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
- St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Los Angeles at St. Louis, Tuesday, May 30th