Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, April 29, 2023

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Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, April 29, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers will take the field against the St. Louis Cardinals (10-17) on Saturday. The game begins at 9:10 PM ET on Fox Sports 1, with the Dodgers listed as -146 favorites on the moneyline.

Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw and St. Louis’ Jordan Montgomery have been named the starters for this contest.

Dodgers vs. Cardinals Odds

  • Dodgers odds to win: -146
  • Cardinals odds to win: +124
  • Spread: Dodgers -1.5
  • Total: 10 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • Time: 9:10 PM ET
  • TV: Fox Sports 1

Who Will Win Dodgers vs. Cardinals?

Dodgers and Cardinals Betting Trends

The Dodgers have been the moneyline favorite 25 total times this season. They’ve finished 13-12 in those games.

Los Angeles has gone 8-9 (winning 47.1% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -146 or shorter.

This season, the Cardinals have been the underdog 12 times and won two of those games.

St. Louis has entered four games this season as the underdog by +124 or more and is 1-3 in those contests.

The Dodgers have played in 27 games with over/under set, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-10-1).

The Cardinals and their opponents have hit the over in 12 of their 27 games with a total this season.

Dodgers Stats & Insights

The Dodgers are the sixth-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 5.1 runs per game (139 total).

Los Angeles averages 1.7 home runs per game to rank second in MLB play with 47 total home runs.

The Dodgers are 25th in the majors with a .226 batting average.

Los Angeles’ 9.6 strikeouts per game are the fifth-most in MLB.

The Dodgers pitching staff is 24th in the majors with a collective 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles’ 4.65 team ERA ranks 23rd among all MLB pitching staffs.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals rank 17th in the majors with 120 total runs scored this season.

St. Louis’ 32 home runs rank 12th in Major League Baseball.

The Cardinals have a team batting average of .265 this season, which ranks fourth among MLB teams.

St. Louis ranks 10th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.1 Ks per contest.

The Cardinals average 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, seventh-most in the league.

St. Louis has the 17th-ranked ERA (4.38) in the majors this season.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch

Kershaw (4-1) takes the mound for the Dodgers in his sixth start of the season. He has a 2.32 ERA in 31 2/3 innings pitched, with 32 strikeouts.

Max Muncy is batting .260 this season with a team-high 11 home runs and 22 RBI.

Freddie Freeman’s batting average of .311 leads all Los Angeles hitters this season.

James Outman has collected 25 base hits, an OBP of .363 and a slugging percentage of .622 this season.

Mookie Betts has 22 hits and an OBP of .342 to go with a slugging percentage of .432 this season.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

The Cardinals will hand the ball to Montgomery (2-3) for his sixth start of the season.

Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with a .310 batting average.

Tommy Edman is batting .275 with three doubles, a triple, four home runs and 11 walks.

Nolan Gorman has racked up a team-best six home runs and 22 runs batted in.

Willson Contreras has six doubles, two home runs and 11 walks while hitting .253.

Dodgers and Cardinals Injuries

Dodgers: J.D. Martínez: 10 Day IL (Back), 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)

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 4, Cardinals 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 10 runs
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