Dodgers vs. Cardinals Odds & Moneyline Pick

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Thursday, July 14th, 07:15 ET
Location: Busch Stadium
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Money Line: Dodgers -150 / Cardinals +126
Total Line: 8.5
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Los Angeles: Tyler Anderson (9-1, 3.15)
St. Louis: Dakota Hudson (6-5, 4.0)

Dodgers Projected Lineup

Cody Bellinger CF
Jake Lamb LF
Max Muncy 2B
Justin Turner 3B
Mookie Betts RF
Gavin Lux SS
Will Smith C
Freddie Freeman 1B
Trea Turner SS
Tyler Anderson P

Cardinals Projected Lineup

Edmundo Sosa SS
Brendan Donovan 2B
Juan Yepez RF
Albert Pujols 1B
Nolan Arenado 3B
Austin Romine C
Paul Goldschmidt 1B
Tommy Edman SS
Dylan Carlson CF
Dakota Hudson P


Los Angeles Dodgers: 57-30-0 SU / OU 34-45-8 / Run Line W/L 50-37-0
St. Louis Cardinals: 48-43-0 SU / OU 42-45-4 / Run Line W/L 49-42-0

The St. Louis Cardinals host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, July 14th at Busch Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:15 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Los Angeles as the favorite (-150), with an OU line set at 8.5.

Recent Form

In the Los Angeles Dodgers’ last game, they picked up a 7-6 win over the Cardinals. The Cardinals came up with 9 hits leading to 6 runs against Los Angeles’s pitchers. The Dodgers lineup had a good night at the plate, coming up with 12 hits, leading to 7 runs. Heading into their last game, Los Angeles was the betting favorite at -163.0. Through 85 games as the favorite, the team has found the win column at a rate of 66.0%. With the over-under line set at 8.0 runs, the Dodgers and Cardinals combined to go over this total. Games involving the Dodgers have stayed below the over-under line more than half of the time, at 34-45-8.

In the Dodgers’ last 5 games, they are above .500, going 4-1. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of +5. Offensively, the team has put up 32 runs in their last 5 games. Los Angeles’s season average comes in at 5.08 (2nd. So far, Los Angeles has won over half of their 28 series played, going 18-8-2.

The Cardinals will look to bounce back from a tight 7-6 loss to the Dodgers. On their way to giving up 7 runs, the Cardinals staff allowed 12 hits. Offensively, they finished with 6 runs on 9 hits. This loss came as no surprise, as St. Louis came into the game as the underdog, getting 137.0. In their 41 games as the underdog, their straight-up win percentage sits at 37.0%. The Cardinals and Dodgers went over the run total line set at 8.0 runs. So far, St. Louis has an over-under record of just 42-45-4.

Across their last 5 contests, the Cardinals are above .500, going 3-2. Their recent success is backed by an average scoring margin of +5 (last 5). St. Louis has benefited from strong pitching, as their offense has slipped in their last 5 games, averaging just 4.6 runs per game. Their overall average sits at 4.54. On the season, St. Louis has won more than half of their series, going 12-8-8.

Pitching Matchup

Los Angeles will roll with Tyler Anderson (9-1) as their starter. Currently, Anderson has an ERA of just 3.15 while pitching an average of 5.69 innings per outing. In his previous outings, left-hander opponents are hitting 0.23 off the left-hander. So far, Anderson has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark, allowing just 0.89 home runs per 9 innings. On the season, Tyler Anderson has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 21.0%. This includes a per game average of 4.81 K’s per game. Throughout the season, Anderson has avoided walking batters, allowing just 1.48 per contest.

The St. Louis Cardinals will send Dakota Hudson to the mound with an overall record of 6-5. So far, Hudson has put together an ERA of 4.0. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 5.29 innings. Teams have been able to rack up runs against him, as he has a batting average allowed of 0.257. Opposing batters are hitting for power at a below-average rate against Hudson, as he is allowing just 0.6 per 9 innings. Hudson’s current strikeout average is 2.94 per game. This includes a K rate of 13.0%. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 4.1 walks per outing.

Los Angeles vs St. Louis History

Today’s matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals will be their 3rd meeting of the season. Today’s game will be a rubber match for the two teams, as Los Angeles and St. Louis each have 1 win. The over-under record in this series sits at 2-0. The average run total in these games is 8.25 runs per game. The averge scoring margin in these meetings is 1.0 runs. Going back to last year, Los Angeles won the season series, 5 games to 3. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 3-4, with the average run total being 8.25 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 3.75 runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • LA Dodgers is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • LA Dodgers is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis’s last 11 games

Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

Leading into today’s National League matchup between Los Angeles and St. Louis, the Dodgers have the edge on the moneyline. I recommend taking Los Angeles to pick up the win, as Dakota Hudson’s WHIP of 1.38 suggests he is prone to putting runners on base which is not a good problem to have vs the Dodgers. I like the Dodgers on the moneyline.

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