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2023 MLB Handicapping – Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals
(28-16) Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals (17-26)
Date: Thursday, May 18th
Time: 7:45 ET
Venue: Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO
Projected Starting Pitchers: Julio Urías vs. Adam Wainwright
MLB Moneyline Odds: Dodgers -145 | Cardinals +124 (Bet Now!)
Today’s MLB Run Line Betting Odds: Dodgers -1.5 | Cardinals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8.5
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Los Angeles Dodgers
So far this season, the Dodgers have an above record of 28-16 placing them 1st in the NL West. On the road, the team is 11-9 while going 17-7 at home.
Los Angeles’ record against the runline currently stands at 24-20 on an average run differential of 1.3. Their over/under is currently 23-20 with an average of 9.5 combined runs per contest.
So far on offense, the Dodgers are averaging 5.4 runs per game (3rd). Currently, their combined batting average is 3rd in the MLB at .231 to go along with an OPS of .771, placing them 6th.
In terms of strikeouts, they are 25th having struck out a total of 25th times and have generated 196 walks.
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St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals are heading into their 44th game of the season, St. Louis is 5th in the NL Central on a record of 17-26. On the road, the team is 10-12 while going 7-14 at home.
St. Louis’ record against the runline currently stands at 20-23 on an average run differential of 0.1. Their over/under is currently 23-20 with an average of 9.6 combined runs per contest.
On offense, the Dodgers come into the game with a batting average of .231 and an OBP of .771 placing them 24th and 6th, respectively. Currently, Los Angeles is 2nd in home runs and 3rd in RBI’s.
In terms of slugging percentage, the Dodgers are at .446 (4th) and 2nd in isolated power.
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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher Matchup
The Dodgers will turn to Julio Urías as their starter for today’s game. Through nine appearances, he has an ERA of 3.61 and record of 5-3. So far, his batting average allowed is .242 to go along with an OBP allowed of .273.
Urías’ current strikeout to walk ratio stands at 52/9. In terms of home runs, he has given up 10, and has a SLG allowed of .448.
St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright has made two appearances so far and still has a record of 0-0 to go along with an ERA of 7.20 So far, his batting average allowed is .366 to go along with an OBP allowed of .378.
Wainwright’s current strikeout to walk ratio stands at 7/2. In terms of home runs, he has given up two, and has a SLG allowed of .634.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Baseball Betting Trends
- The Dodgers head into the game having gone 6-4 straight-up in their last ten games on the road.
- The Dodgers they are 5-5 vs. the runline in their previous ten games on the road.
- Conversely, the Cardinals are 6-4 over their last ten home games (straight-up).
- Furthermore, the Cardinals have a 7-3 mark vs. the runline across their last ten home games.
- Also, the Dodgers are 2-1 in their last three games as the favorite. On the other hand, they are 2-1 as the underdog (last 3).
- The Cardinals have a record of 2-1 across their last three games when favored. As the underdog, they are 3-0 in their last three games.
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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals 4* Free MLB Betting Pick:
The Dodgers have a good track record vs. the Cardinals as the favorite of late, and are a good bet to pick up the win today. Even though they are on the road, I like Los Angeles on the moneyline.
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