Cardinals vs. Dodgers Tuesday Pick

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 8/21/2018 Prediction & Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals took Game 1 of their three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-3 victory on Monday night. Despite plenty of opportunities to cash the over, the game fell just short of the 8.5-run total. Will Tuesday night’s matchup go over?

Game Snapshot & Odds

911 St. Louis Cardinals (+160) at 912 Los Angeles Dodgers (-180); 8.5 runs

Tuesday, August 21, 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 Dodgers as a -180 favorite. As of this writing, 62% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Dodgers 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 to start Poncedeleon Tuesday night in L.A.

Daniel Poncedeleon will start for the Cardinals on Tuesday versus the Dodgers. He's taking the rotation spot of Luke Weaver, who will move to the Cards' bullpen. Poncedeleon spun seven no-hit innings in his lone big league start last month and has posted a 3.38 ERA over five relief appearances since then. A 10/9 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings isn't pretty, though, and he'll be a risky streaming option Tuesday especially since he could be fairly limited from a pitch count perspective. Poncedeleon could get a shot at additional starts but is likely just keeping a rotation spot warm for Michael Wacha (oblique)

Dodgers’ Ryu delivers six scoreless innings in return from disabled list

Hyun-Jin Ryu was stellar in his return from the disabled list on Wednesday, pitching six scoreless innings against the Giants. Ryu allowed three hits, walked none and struck out six before coming out. It was a performance much like a few he had before going down with a groin injury at the beginning of May. He can be highly useful in mixed leagues for however long he's healthy this time.

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis

The Cardinals are a perfect 6-0 in their last six road games and are 19-7 in their last 26 games overall.

Los Angeles

The Dodgers are just 3-7 in their last 10 games but have won five of Ryu’s last six starts.

Prediction:

The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in Los Angeles and hit again last night but there were plenty of missed opportunities for bettors to hit the over. With the over 8-2 in the Cardinals’ last 10 road games versus an opponent with a winning record and 10-4 in the Dodgers’ last 14 games versus the National League Central, I like the over to hit tonight.

 

The Pick: Cardinals/Dodgers over 8.5

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