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Dodgers Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 9/8/2021

Adam Wainwright’s St. Louis Cardinals (69-68) face the Los Angeles Dodgers (88-51) on Wednesday at Busch Stadium as he attempts to earn his 15th win of the 2021 season. The outing begins at 7:45 PM ET. Mitchell White starts for Los Angeles (-130 to win) while St. Louis (+110) will counter with Wainwright.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 8, 2021, 11:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Dodgers vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

White (LAD) Pitcher Wainwright (STL)
1 – 2 W/L 14 – 7
38.2 IP 176.0
3.49 ERA 2.91
1.270 WHIP 1.020
9.5 K/9 8.1
3.7 BB/9 2

Dodgers Probable Starter Mitchell White

  • White makes the start for the Dodgers, his fourth of the season. He is 1-2 with a 3.49 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Sunday, Aug. 29, the right-hander went 3 1/3 innings against the Rockies, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
  • The opposing Cardinals offense has the 22nd-ranked slugging percentage (.397) and is 24th in MLB play with 154 home runs. They have a collective .239 batting average, and are 21st in the league with 1086 total hits and 25th in MLB action scoring 567 runs.
  • The Dodgers have been favored on the moneyline in three of White’s starts this season, and they went 1-2 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 8, 2021 at 11:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs White

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Dylan Carlson 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
José Rondón 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Matt Carpenter 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cardinals Probable Starter Adam Wainwright

  • Wainwright (14-7) will take to the mound for the Cardinals and make his 28th start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed 6 1/3 innings while giving up one earned run on four hits in a matchup with the Brewers.
  • The Dodgers are batting .241 this season, 16th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .421 (ninth in the league) with 196 home runs.
  • His team is 4-3 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 8, 2021 at 11:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Dodgers Stats vs Wainwright (since 2007)

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 15 .467 7 0 3 .467 1.067
Justin Turner 8 .375 3 0 1 .375 1.000
Albert Pujols 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .286
Cody Bellinger 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .600
Corey Seager 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Max Muncy 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Chris Taylor 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Austin Barnes 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Steven Souza Jr. 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333

Dodgers Betting Trends

  • The Dodgers’ offense is averaging 5.3 runs in road games and 4.8 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Dodgers have the No. 4 offense in MLB action scoring 5.1 runs per game (704 total runs).
  • The Dodgers have won 88 of the 136 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (64.7%).
  • Los Angeles has a record of 84-42 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -130 or shorter (66.7%).
  • In the 139 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Los Angeles, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 56 times (56-73-10).
  • Los Angeles played as the moneyline favorite in each of its last 10 games, and finished 7-3 in those matchups.

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Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have scored the 25th-most runs in the league this season with 567 (4.1 per game).
  • In 67 home games this season, they’ve scored 3.7 runs per contest compared to the 4.5 per game they score away from Busch Stadium.
  • This season, the Cardinals have won 25 out of the 64 games, or 39.1%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • St. Louis has entered 38 games this season as the underdog by +110 or more and is 12-26 in those contests.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have hit the over in 61 of their 137 games with a total this season.
  • St. Louis has played as the underdog in eight of its past 10 games and has gone 3-5 in those contests.

Dodgers Players to Watch

  • Max Muncy has accumulated a team-high 30 home runs and 78 runs batted in.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Muncy’s 30 HR rank 12th, and his .375 OBP ranks seventh.
  • Justin Turner is batting .280 with 19 doubles, 23 home runs and 55 walks.
  • Turner ranks 17th in OBP among qualified hitters in baseball.

Dodgers Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 503 .320 87 21 58 .365 .878
Chris Taylor 473 .262 87 20 71 .349 .806
Justin Turner 457 .280 74 23 74 .369 .842
Max Muncy 416 .255 81 30 78 .375 .906
Mookie Betts 374 .262 75 19 47 .367 .864
Will Smith 359 .273 61 23 68 .375 .893
Cody Bellinger 277 .162 36 9 33 .235 .535
Corey Seager 267 .281 40 8 39 .373 .826
Austin Barnes 177 .220 25 6 20 .307 .669
Albert Pujols 169 .260 18 12 37 .294 .785

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has been key for St. Louis with 149 hits, an OBP of .355 plus a slugging percentage of .487.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Goldschmidt ranks 22nd in AVG (.288), 22nd in RBI (83), and ninth in hits (149).
  • Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis in home runs with 29 and runs batted in with 90.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 542 .266 77 10 47 .314 .714
Paul Goldschmidt 517 .288 76 24 83 .355 .842
Nolan Arenado 512 .258 66 29 90 .305 .803
Dylan Carlson 468 .259 68 13 48 .340 .750
Tyler O’Neill 388 .278 63 23 54 .349 .867
Yadier Molina 381 .249 37 9 55 .292 .657
Paul DeJong 313 .195 40 16 40 .285 .665
Harrison Bader 281 .246 29 11 37 .296 .709
Edmundo Sosa 234 .278 33 5 21 .350 .752
Matt Carpenter 186 .172 17 3 21 .305 .585

Dodgers vs Cardinals Player Props

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