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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Picks, Predictions, Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Analysis

The Cardinals host the Dodgers in the first contest of a three-game set at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.

Los Angeles leads the National League West with a record of 56-29, despite yielding a 26-16 record on the road so far this season. The Cardinals enter Tuesday night second in the National League Central, two games behind the Brewers for the division lead. At home they are 26-18, with an overall record of 47-42.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Prediction

The Dodgers send RHP Mitch White to the hill against St. Louis’ 13th ranked scoring offense on Tuesday night (4.48 RSPG), who’s already having a solid campaign sitting 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA on the season (1.15 WHIP), however, he’s been much better in the starting role, considering White boasts an impressive 2.93 ERA across seven starts; and a lackluster 4.82 ERA across five bullpen appearances.

On the flip side, the Cardinals send LHP Matthew Liberatore to the mound tonight, who’s 2-1 with a 4.74 ERA across six starts this season (1.74 WHIP), which includes a trio of rough outings against the Pirates, Cubs, and Phillies (10.97 ERA, 2.44 WHIP); and three impressive outings against the Brewers, Pirates, and Braves (0.00 ERA, 1.21 WHIP).

I’ll back L. A. to cover here, as Liberatore gets the ball against the Dodgers 2nd ranked scoring offense tonight (5.05 RSPG), who’s tossed five innings or less and allowed four runs or more in half of his starts this season (6 GS, 4.74 ERA); setting the stage for an unfavorable pitching matchup against White, who’s surrendered one run or less in four of his last six starts (2.22 ERA, 1.09 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Dodgers 6, Cardinals 3
Best Bet: Dodgers -1.5 (+110)

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Resources

  • Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West vs. NL Central
  • Venue: Busch Stadium
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Time-TV: 7:45 p.m. ET – TBS

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Current Form

Los Angeles continues to thrive, winning seven out of their last seven games against the Rockies and the Cubs. Their best performance was on Wednesday, when they succeeded in limiting the Rockies to one run in the third contest of a three-game series.

Their best performance was in the fourth contest of a four-game series, on Sunday, when Los Angeles routed the Chicago Cubs by posting 11 runs. The Cardinals lost against the Braves last Thursday 3-1, but were able to at least split the series against the Phillies last Monday. Game third with the Philadelphia Phillies was St. Louis’s worst in the last eight, as they failed to produce a single run. In the most recent eight games, the one played on Tuesday against the Atlanta Braves was their worst. The defense of St. Louis allowed seven runs.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Pitching Matchup

Los Angeles: Mitch White (1-1, 3.38 ERA)

Mitch White takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his seventh start of the season for the Dodgers in this contest. He comes in 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, 15 walks and 39 strikeouts over 40 innings of work on the year. White didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came at home against the Colorado Rockies on July 6, 2022. He allowed one run on one hit with four walks and six strikeouts in an eventual 2-1 the Dodgers defeat. 

In his four starts away from Dodger Stadium, White has posted a 3.15 ERA, a 0.95 WHIP, five walks, and 15 strikeouts in 20 innings of work.

St. Louis: Matthew Liberatore (2-1, 4.74 ERA)

The Cardinals’ left-hander Matthew Liberatore owns a 2-1 record and 4.74 ERA in his sixth start of the season. Liberatore also posted a 1.74 WHIP, while striking out 22 and walking 14 batters in 24.2 innings this season. 

Liberatore didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came on the road against the Atlanta Braves on July 7, 2022. He threw four innings, earning no runs, with three hits, three walks and four strikeouts in an eventual 2-3 Cardinals defeat. Pitching at home this season, Liberatore is 2-0 with a 1.10 WHIP, five walks and 11 strikeouts over 10 innings in two starts.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Series History

The Dodgers owned the 2021 regular season series, producing a 5-3 mark.

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