MLB Matchups  >>  St. Louis Cardinals vs. LA Dodgers Dodgers Preview 05/25/2013

The St. Louis Cardinals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

The Cardinals will give the ball to starter John Gast in this one. Lefthander Gast is 2-0 this season with a 4.77 ERA.

It'll be Ted Lilly toeing the rubber for the Dodgers in this contest. Lefthander Lilly is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Dodgers listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
The Cardinals were a 7-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
St. Louis has won 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
St. Louis: 31-16 SU
Los Angeles: 19-27 SU
ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

LOS ANGELES MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
St. Louis is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 14 of LA Dodgers's last 20 games at home

NEXT UP:
LA Dodgers home to St. Louis, Sunday, May 26