St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals head to the west coast to face Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Could this series be a preview of October’s NLCS?

How to Watch

Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California.

When: Tuesday, August 6th at 10:05 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Cardinals TV/Radio: Fox Sports Midwest, KMOX 1120 AM. Dodgers TV/Radio: SportsNet LA, KLAC 570 AM.

Team Notes

St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals are in a three-way slugfest for the top spot in the NL Central with the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers.

St. Louis has a 53.6% chance to make the postseason and a 2.7% possibility to take the World Series crown.

The Cardinals have 9-1 odds to win the National League and 18-1 to take the World Series crown.

Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers have won 73 of their first 113 games this year and are nails at home with a 42-15 record at Dodger Stadium with 23 home games to go in the season.

Los Angeles have a >99.9% probability to get to the postseason and 22.6% to win the World Series this season.

The Dodgers are 5-8 to win the NL title and 3-1 to win the 2019 World Series.

Pitcher Notes

St. Louis Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (7-11, 4.00 ERA)

After a rough start to the season, Mikolas has calmed down, throwing three quality starts in his last four outings.

  • In his last start, Mikolas did not allow a run over 5.2 innings to the Cubs.
  • Mikolas has only allowed five homers in his last ten appearances for the Cards.
  • In July, Mikolas struck out 21 in 30.2 innings, continuing his career mark of an underwhelming strikeout rate.

Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (10-2, 2.85 ERA)

Kershaw has a streak of five straight quality starts heading into his outing against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

  • In July, Kershaw struck out 35 batters in 25 innings, a marked improvement over his previous K/rate that was dipping below one per inning.
  • The Dodgers starter has allowed three homers in his last six starts.
  • Kershaw has thrown over 100 pitches just four times this season.

Hitter Notes

St. Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals were great in July, going 16-9 while averaging less than five runs per contest.

  • OF Marcell Ozuna is 2 for 11 off the Dodgers’ ace with one double and two RBI.
  • OF Dexter Fowler is 18 for 48 against Kershaw in his career with two doubles and one triple.
  • 1B Paul Goldschmidt is 12 for 54 versus the left-hander with three homers to his credit.

Los Angeles Dodgers

In July, the Dodgers scored 136 runs in 24 games, while going 14-10, their lowest winning percentage month of the season.

  • OF A.J. Pollock is 1 for 3 off Mikolas with a double and one RBI.
  • 1B/OF Cody Bellinger is 0 for 2 against the Cards’ righty with one walk and one RBI.
  • 2B Max Muncy is 1 for 3 versus Mikolas with a strikeout in their only matchup.

Roster Notes

St. Louis Cardinals

  • 1B Matt Carpenter has returned to the lineup after missing a couple of weeks with a bruised foot.
  • C Yadier Molina’s sprained thumb has not recovered as quickly as the catcher had hoped, as he remains on the 10-day IL.
  • OF Marcell Ozuna has finally returned to the lineup after missing July with a fractured hand.

Los Angeles Dodgers

  • 2B Enrique Hernandez has a sprained hand that has forced him to the 10-day IL.
  • David Freese’s strained hamstring is on the mend, but the 1B is on the 10-day IL while he recovers.
  • SP Hyun-Jin Ryu hopes to return quickly from a sore neck that is forcing him to miss some time on the IL.

Game Odds Cardinals vs Dodgers

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Moneyline

Sportsbook Cardinals Dodgers Link
playMGM +152 -167
888Sport NJ +165 -205
BetStars NJ +180 -212

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Total Runs

Sportsbook  Over 8.5  Under  8.5 Link
playMGM -115 -105
888Sport NJ -104 -118
BetStars NJ -105 -111

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Run Line

Sportsbook  Cardinals +1.5 Dodgers -1.5 Link
playMGM -135 +115
888Sport NJ -125 +102
BetStars NJ -125 +105  

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