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

by Dirty on April 14, 2011

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

Lefthander Jamie Garcia will take the mound for the Cardinals to start this game. Garcia is 1-0 this season with a 0.60 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Hiroki Kuroda who starts for the Dodgers. Righthander Kuroda is 2-0 with a 1.72 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 102-moneyline favorites versus the Dodgers, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

The Cardinals were a 15-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (20) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Dodgers were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Los Angeles has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 5-7 SU
Los Angeles: 6-6 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 12 of St. Louis’s last 18 games on the road
St. Louis is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
LA Dodgers are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
LA Dodgers home to St. Louis, Friday, April 15

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