Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Best Odds and Preview for September 7, 2021

By BestOdds Analyst | September 6, 2021, 7:47 pm

Mookie Betts will try to collect his 100th hit of the season (he has 98) when his Los Angeles Dodgers (87-51) take on the St. Louis Cardinals (69-67) on Tuesday at 7:45 PM ET. The Dodgers are favored (-170) over the Cardinals (+150).

St. Louis is expected to start J.A. Happ, while Los Angeles has yet to name a starting pitcher.

Best Odds for Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals.

Dodgers Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers have been favorites in 135 games this season and have come away with the win 87 times (64.4%) in those contests.
  • Los Angeles’ games have gone over the total in 56 of their 138 opportunities.
  • The Dodgers are among the highest scoring teams in the league, ranking fourth with 697 total runs this season.
  • Los Angeles has competed as the favorite in 10 of its past 10 games and has gone 6-4 in those matchups.
  • In their previous 10 matchups with a total posted by sportsbooks, the Dodgers and their opponents are 1-9 when it comes to hitting the over.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

Key Players

Max Muncy 119 .255 .376 .533 30 78 106
Trea Turner 124 .319 .365 .512 21 58 159
Will Smith 110 .265 .369 .504 22 67 94
Mookie Betts 97 .263 .368 .500 19 47 98
Justin Turner 127 .279 .369 .460 21 71 126
BestOdds rating 9.4
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Cardinals Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have put together a 25-37 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 40.3% of those games).
  • St. Louis has had an over/under set by bookmakers 136 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 62 of those games (62-68-6).
  • The Cardinals are the 25th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.2 runs per game (565 total).
  • St. Louis went 3-4 across the seven games it was the underdog on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups — all of which had a set run total — the Cardinals and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total five times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Happ (3-1 with a 4.30 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Cardinals, his seventh of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance came on Wednesday against the Reds, when he went one inning, surrendering seven earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • Happ’s team is 3-3 over his six starts.
  • Happ’s starts hit the over on the run total two times in six games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Ali Sanchez 2 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 2
Tyler O’Neill 111 .273 .343 .509 23 54 105
Paul Goldschmidt 134 .288 .355 .487 24 83 149
Nolan Arenado 132 .257 .305 .499 29 88 131
Lars Nootbaar 33 .247 .325 .438 3 10 18

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