Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Best Odds and Preview for September 8, 2021

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

Adam Wainwright will attempt to pick up his 15th victory of the 2021 season when his St. Louis Cardinals (69-67) host the Los Angeles Dodgers (87-51) at Busch Stadium on Wednesday at 7:45 PM ET. The Cardinals are underdogs in the matchup (+100) against the Dodgers (-120).

St. Louis has Wainwright projected to start, 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 come away with 87 wins in the 135 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 56 of their 138 opportunities.
  • The Dodgers have scored the fourth-most runs in the league this season with 697.
  • Los Angeles has played as the favorite in 10 of its past 10 games and has gone 6-4 in those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Dodgers and their opponents have combined to clear the total just once.

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
Risk Free Bet Up To $5,000

Cardinals Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have gone 25-37 in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 40.3% of those games).
  • St. Louis has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 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 action averaging 4.2 runs per game (565 total).
  • St. Louis played as the moneyline underdog in seven of its last 10 games, and finished 3-4 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings — all of which had a set run total — the Cardinals and their opponents combined to go over the total five times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Wainwright (14-7 with a 2.91 ERA and 159 strikeouts in 176 innings pitched) makes the start for the Cardinals, his 28th of the season.
  • His last time out came on Saturday against the Brewers, when the righty tossed 6 1/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up four hits.
  • In Wainwright’s 27 starts, his team is 17-10.
  • Wainwright has started 27 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The teams have combined to hit the over in 11 of them.

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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