The St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers will meet for game one of their series from Busch Stadium tonight. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Cardinals are in a rough spot as they’re playing some pretty good baseball, but cannot gain ground on the division leaders. They’re hitting has been very good as a team as they are hitting .275 as a club and are led by Matt Holliday in that department. As far as the mound goes they will send Joe Kelly to the hill tonight. He has is in limited work this season is not allowed more than three runs in any of his starts. That makes him have a 2.75 ERA in 39 innings of work.
The Dodgers are rounding into shape now health wise but still need to make a run in order to make it to the postseason. They sit 1.5 games back in the NL West race and are led by the bat of All-Star Matt Kemp. On the mound they will pitch Chad Billingsley tonight who makes his return from the DL. He is pitching to a 4.30 ERA in 104 innings of work this season.
St. Louis is 5-0 in their last five home games, 6-1 in their last seven games against the N.L. West, and 12-3 in their last 15 games as a favorite of up to -150. Los Angeles is 10-19 in their last 29 games overall, 5-11 in their last 16 road games, and 0-5 in Billingsley’s last five starts. Los Angeles is 8-23 in their last 31 games in St. Louis.
The Dodgers are installed as a pretty attractive moneyline underdog in this game. We will take them and hope Billingsley come back solid from the DL with sportsbook betting.