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

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Analysis

Los Angeles and St. Louis meet up for the third of a three-game series on Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Busch Stadium.

The Dodgers currently lead the National League West with a record of 57-30. However, Los Angeles has struggled away from Dodger Stadium, highlighted by their 27-17 mark on the road. St. Louis is positioned second in the National League Central standings with a record of 48-43 overall and 27-19 at home, which puts the Cardinals two games behind Milwaukee for the division lead.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Prediction

The Dodgers send LHP Tyler Anderson to the hill against the Cards’ 13th ranked scoring offense on Thursday night (4.52 RSPG), who’s having an excellent campaign sitting 9-1 with a 3.15 ERA across 16 appearances (1.03 WHIP), which is an enormous step up from his career 38-39 record and 4.43 ERA (1.28 WHIP).

On the flip side, the Cardinals send RHP Dakota Hudson to the mound against L. A.’s second-ranked scoring offense tonight (5.06 RSPG), who’s also posted solid numbers currently boasting a 4.00 ERA and 1.31 WHIP across 17 appearances this season; despite going 3-3 with a 4.76 ERA across the months of June and July (8 GS, 1.35 WHIP).

I’ll back L. A. to cover here, as Hudson has now surrendered 5+ runs in three of his last six starts for the Cardinals (6.32 ERA, 1.69 WHIP); setting the stage for an unfavorable pitching matchup against Anderson, who’s 6-1 with a 2.59 ERA across his last ten outings for the Dodgers (0.99 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Dodgers 7, Cardinals 4
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: Thursday, July 14, 2022
  • Matchup: NL West vs. NL Central
  • Venue: Busch Stadium
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Time-TV: 7:15 p.m. ET – MLB Network

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

Los Angeles continues to roll, going 7-0 in its 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. Against the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis’s defense allowed for seven runs in the second game of the series on Tuesday.

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

Los Angeles: Tyler Anderson (9-1, 3.15 ERA)

Los Angeles ace Tyler Anderson toes the rubber for his 14th start of the season as he looks to improve on a 9-1 mark and 3.15 ERA. The left-hander has put together a 1.03 WHIP to go along with 77 strikeouts and 15 walks in 91.1 innings of work. In Tyler Anderson’s last start, the Dodgers were no match for the Chicago Cubs, losing 4-3 on July 8, 2022. The 32-year-old earned no decision in this game, having tossed seven innings and yielded three runs on five hits, while striking out four. Anderson is 3-1 with a 3.46 ERA across this season’s seven starts on the road, which includes 10 walks, 35 strikeouts, and a 1.18 WHIP over 41.2 innings of action.

St. Louis: Dakota Hudson (6-5, 4.00 ERA)

The Cardinals’ right-hander Dakota Hudson owns a 6-5 record and 4.00 ERA in his 17th start of the season. Hudson also posted a 1.38 WHIP, while striking out 50 and walking 41 batters in 90 innings this season. Hudson received a no-decision in his most recent start against the Philadelphia Phillies, as St. Louis’s right-hander surrendered runs on two hits, two walks, and four strikeouts during the Cardinals’ 0-1 home loss on July 9, 2022. Pitching at home this season, Hudson is 4-1 with a 2.62 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, 15 walks and 25 strikeouts over 44.2 innings in eight starts.

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

Los Angeles went 5-3 overall in the 2021 head-to-head meetings. In the current season, the series is split with both teams winning one win out of two games.

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