Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 28, 2023

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Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 28, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers (13-13) are favorites (-138) on the moneyline when they square off against the St. Louis Cardinals (10-16) Friday at 10:10 PM ET, live on Apple TV+.

Los Angeles’ Dustin May gets the start, and he’ll go against St. Louis’ Jack Flaherty.

Dodgers vs. Cardinals Odds

  • Dodgers odds to win: -138
  • Cardinals odds to win: +117
  • Spread: Dodgers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Time: 10:10 PM ET
  • TV: Apple TV+

Who Will Win Dodgers vs. Cardinals?

Dodgers and Cardinals Betting Trends

The Dodgers have won 12 of the 24 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (50%).

Los Angeles has gone 10-11 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -138 or shorter (47.6% winning percentage).

The Cardinals have entered the game as underdogs 11 times this season and won twice.

St. Louis has entered four games this season as the underdog by +117 or more and is 1-3 in those contests.

The Dodgers have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 15 times this season for a 15-10-1 record against the over/under.

The Cardinals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 11 of their 26 opportunities.

Dodgers Stats & Insights

The Dodgers have the No. 7 offense in baseball scoring 5.1 runs per game (132 total runs).

Los Angeles ranks second-best in baseball with 45 total home runs.

The Dodgers have the 25th-ranked batting average in the majors (.224).

Los Angeles’ 9.6 strikeouts per game are the second-most in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Dodgers has a collective 8.3 K/9, which ranks 24th in MLB.

Los Angeles has a 4.72 team ERA that ranks 23rd across all MLB pitching staffs.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals rank 15th in the majors with 117 total runs scored this season.

St. Louis’ 32 home runs rank 10th in Major League Baseball.

The Cardinals’ .268 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking fourth in MLB.

St. Louis ranks 11th in strikeouts per game (8.1) among MLB offenses.

The Cardinals strike out 9.4 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, seventh-best in MLB.

St. Louis has pitched to a 4.30 ERA this season, which ranks 16th in baseball.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch

May (2-1) gets the starting nod for the Dodgers in his sixth start of the season. He has a 3.07 ERA in 29 1/3 innings pitched, with 19 strikeouts.

James Outman has been key for Los Angeles with 25 hits, an OBP of .367 plus a slugging percentage of .644.

Freddie Freeman leads Los Angeles in batting with a .297 average while slugging four homers and driving in nine runs.

Mookie Betts has collected 21 base hits, an OBP of .349 and a slugging percentage of .411 this season.

J.D. Martinez has 22 hits and an OBP of .306 to go with a slugging percentage of .534 this season.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

The Cardinals’ Flaherty (2-2) will make his sixth start of the season.

Paul Goldschmidt has racked up a team-high batting average of .302.

Tommy Edman has three doubles, a triple, four home runs and 11 walks while batting .278.

Nolan Gorman leads the Cardinals in home runs (six) and runs batted in (22).

Willson Contreras has six doubles, two home runs and 11 walks while batting .263.

Dodgers and Cardinals Injuries

Dodgers: Miguel Rojas: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Michael Grove: 15 Day IL (Groin), Jimmy Nelson: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Pepiot: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Daniel Hudson: 60 Day IL (Knee), Walker Buehler: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Álex Reyes: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Blake Treinen: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee), Will Smith: 7 Day IL (Concussion)

Cardinals: Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder)

Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Dodgers 5, Cardinals 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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