Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 30, 2023

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Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 30, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Los Angeles Dodgers (15-13) will look to complete a series sweep as they take a 2-0 lead into their final matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals (10-18) at 4:10 PM ET Sunday from Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers are favored (-145) by oddsmakers.

Los Angeles’ Noah Syndergaard and St. Louis’ Jake Woodford have been named the starters for this contest.

Dodgers vs. Cardinals Odds

  • Dodgers odds to win: -145
  • Cardinals odds to win: +124
  • Spread: Dodgers -1.5
  • Total: 10 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 30, 2023
  • Time: 4:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet LA

Who Will Win Dodgers vs. Cardinals?

Dodgers and Cardinals Betting Trends

The Dodgers have compiled a 14-12 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 53.8% of those games).

Los Angeles has a record of 9-9 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -145 or shorter (50% winning percentage).

The Cardinals have been underdogs in 13 games this season and won two (15.4%) of those contests.

This season, St. Louis has won one of its five games when it’s the underdog by at least +124 on the moneyline.

The Dodgers have played in 28 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-11-1).

The Cardinals and their opponents have hit the over in 12 of their 28 games with a total this season.

Dodgers Stats & Insights

The Dodgers score the ninth-most runs in baseball (140 total, five per game).

Los Angeles ranks second-best in MLB action with 47 total home runs.

The Dodgers rank 26th in the majors with a .225 batting average.

Los Angeles’ batters strike out 9.6 times per game, the 29th-most in the majors.

The Dodgers pitching staff is 24th in MLB with a collective 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings.

Los Angeles’ 4.48 team ERA ranks 18th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals have scored 120 runs (4.3 per game) this season, which ranks 19th in MLB.

St. Louis ranks 14th in Major League Baseball with 32 home runs.

The Cardinals’ .260 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking sixth in MLB.

St. Louis ranks 11th in strikeouts per game (8.2) among MLB offenses.

The Cardinals have a 9.5 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, seventh-best in baseball.

St. Louis has pitched to a 4.28 ERA this season, which ranks 15th in baseball.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch

Syndergaard gets the start for the Dodgers, his sixth of the season. He is 0-3 with a 6.58 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings pitched.

Max Muncy leads Los Angeles in home runs (11) and runs batted in (22) this season while batting .250.

Freddie Freeman leads Los Angeles in batting with a .303 average while slugging four homers and driving in nine runs.

James Outman has collected 27 base hits, an OBP of .371 and a slugging percentage of .624 this season.

Mookie Betts has collected 23 hits this season and has an OBP of .339. He’s slugging .424 on the year.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

The Cardinals will hand the ball to Woodford (1-2) for his sixth start of the season.

Paul Goldschmidt paces the Cardinals with a team-best batting average of .308.

Nolan Gorman has hit six home runs with 22 RBI. Both pace his team.

Tommy Edman is batting .265 with three doubles, a triple, four home runs and 11 walks.

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

Dodgers and Cardinals Injuries

Dodgers: Miguel Rojas: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), J.D. Martínez: 10 Day IL (Back), 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 6, Cardinals 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 10 runs
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