MLB Preview: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

by Dirty on April 17, 2011

Betting on Dodgers Baseball The St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Dodger Stadium.

Chris Carpenter will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Carpenter is 0-2 this season with a 5.82 ERA.

Carpenter’s opponent in this one will be Chad Billingsley. The Dodgers righthander has a 7.71 ERA to go along with a 1-1 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 126-moneyline favorites versus the Dodgers, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 9-2 winner as they battled the Dodgers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +145 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
St. Louis has won 4 straight games.
Los Angeles has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 8-7 SU
Los Angeles: 6-9 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers’s last 8 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Washington, Tuesday, April 19
LA Dodgers home to Atlanta, Monday, April 18

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