Cardinals vs. Dodgers Monday Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 8/20/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Cardinals made headway in the wild card race over the weekend by taking two of three from the Brewers. They’ll face another WC contender on Monday night in L.A. when they visit the Dodgers at 10:10 p.m. ET. Will Game 1 fall under the betting total?

Game Snapshot & Odds

957 St. Louis Cardinals (+159) at 958 Los Angeles Dodgers (-169); 8 runs

Monday, August 20, 2018

10:10 p.m. ET, Dodger Stadium

TV: STL (FSMW); LAD (SNLA)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Twins as a -118 favorite. As of this writing, 60% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Twins to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Cardinals’ Gomber pitches six scoreless innings for win

Austin Gomber blanked the Nationals for six innings and struck out six in a victory Wednesday. Gomber wants no part of losing his rotation spot to the rehabbing Adam Wainwright or Michael Wacha. He's allowed six runs over 21 1/3 innings in his four starts, all of which were won by the Cardinals.

Dodgers’ Wood strikes out six in no-decision vs. Giants

Alex Wood allowed one run over five innings and did not factor into the decision in the Dodgers' loss to the Giants on Tuesday. Wood limited the Giants offense to one run on three hits in his first start since August 3. The lone tally against the left-hander came on a two-out RBI single off the bat of Alen Hanson in the second inning. He struck out six batters and only issued one walk. The 27-year-old southpaw has battled persistent injury issues throughout his big-league career, but he’s on pace to eclipse the 30-start plateau for the first time since 2015. He’s allowed just four earned runs, despite a lackluster 19/11 K/BB ratio, in four starts since the All-Star break. Wood is 7-6 with a 3.51 ERA and 113/31 K/BB ratio in 23 starts.

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 5-0 in their last five road games and 10-2 in their last 12 games overall.

Los Angeles

The Dodgers have won eight of Wood’s last nine starts versus the NL Central but are just 2-6 in his last eight outings when he is coming off five days of rest.

Prediction:

In the last seven meetings between these two teams the under is 5-2. The under is also 3-1-1 in the Cardinals’ last five games overall and is 4-1 in their last five games after scoring two runs or less in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in Wood’s last five starts coming off five days of rest and is 7-3 in their last 10 games following a win.

 

The Pick: Cardinals/Dodgers under 8

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