Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Best Odds and Preview for September 9, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 8, 2021, 7:45 pm

The Los Angeles Dodgers (88-51) match up against the St. Louis Cardinals (69-68) after Justin Turner homered twice in a 7-2 win over the Cardinals. The Dodgers are favored (-190) in this matchup with the Cardinals (+160), which begins at 1:15 PM ET on Thursday.

Los Angeles’ Julio Urias and St. Louis’ Jake Woodford will take the mound first.

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 136 games this season and have come away with the win 88 times (64.7%) in those contests.
  • Contests with Los Angeles have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 56 of 139 chances this season.
  • The Dodgers have scored 704 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB.
  • Los Angeles has been favored in 10 of its past 10 games and won seven of those matchups.
  • When it comes to the over/under, the Dodgers and their opponents are 1-8-1 in their last 10 games.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Urias gets the start for the Dodgers, his 28th of the season. He is 16-3 with a 3.11 ERA and 168 strikeouts through 156 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out was on Sunday against the Giants, when the lefty tossed 5 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing eight hits.
  • Over Urías’ 27 starts, his team is 21-6.
  • Urías’ starts went over the run total 15 times in 27 games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Max Muncy 120 .255 .375 .531 30 78 106
Will Smith 111 .273 .375 .518 23 68 98
Trea Turner 125 .320 .365 .513 21 58 161
Mookie Betts 98 .262 .367 .497 19 47 98
Justin Turner 128 .280 .369 .473 23 74 128
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Cardinals Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have won 39.7% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (25-38).
  • St. Louis has played in 137 games with set over/under, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 62 times (62-68-7).
  • The Cardinals score the 25th-most runs in baseball (567 total, 4.1 per game).
  • St. Louis has a 3-5 record across the eight games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over 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

  • Woodford makes the start for the Cardinals, his fourth of the season. He is 2-3 with a 4.47 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 44 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance — out of the bullpen on Saturday — the righty threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Brewers while surrendering two hits.
  • Woodford’s team has compiled a 1-2 record in his three starts.
  • Woodford’s starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in two of three contests.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Ali Sanchez 2 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 2
Tyler O’Neill 112 .278 .349 .518 23 54 108
Paul Goldschmidt 134 .288 .355 .487 24 83 149
Nolan Arenado 133 .258 .305 .498 29 90 132
Lars Nootbaar 34 .243 .321 .432 3 10 18

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