Los Angeles takes 3-game skid into matchup with St. Louis

Los Angeles Dodgers (8-5, first in the NL West) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (7-5, third in the NL Central)

St. Louis; Thursday, 1:15 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Dodgers: Walker Buehler (1-0, 6.75 ERA) Cardinals: Michael Wacha (0-0, 1.54 ERA)

LINE: Dodgers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Los Angeles Dodgers enter the matchup as losers of their last three games.

The Cardinals went 43-38 in home games in 2018. St. Louis hit .249 as a team with 2.9 extra base hits per game and 248 total doubles last season.

The Dodgers went 47-34 on the road in 2018. Los Angeles hit .250 as a team last season and averaged 3.5 extra base hits per game.