Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 19, 2023

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Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 19, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (19-26) and Nolan Gorman (2 HR in his last game) are underdogs (+102) on the moneyline for their matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers (28-17) on Friday at 8:15 PM ET on MLB Network.

Tony Gonsolin will get the ball for Los Angeles while St. Louis will counter with Steven Matz.

Dodgers vs. Cardinals Odds

  • Dodgers odds to win: -121
  • Cardinals odds to win: +102
  • Spread: Dodgers -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
  • Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Dodgers vs. Cardinals?

Dodgers and Cardinals Betting Trends

The Dodgers have won 26 of the 41 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (63.4%).

Los Angeles has gone 23-14 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -121 or shorter (62.2% winning percentage).

This season, the Cardinals have won eight out of the 21 games, or 38.1%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

St. Louis has a record of 5-9, a 35.7% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +102 or more by oddsmakers this season.

The Dodgers have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 24 times this season for a 24-20-1 record against the over/under.

The Cardinals and their opponents have gone over the total this season in 23 of their 45 opportunities.

Dodgers Stats & Insights

The Dodgers score the fourth-most runs in baseball (245 total, 5.4 per game).

Los Angeles is second-best in MLB play with 74 total home runs.

The Dodgers’ .233 batting average ranks 24th in MLB.

Los Angeles’ batters strike out 8.9 times per game, the 26th-most in baseball.

The 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Dodgers pitching staff ranks 16th in MLB.

Los Angeles’ 4.20 team ERA ranks 15th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals have scored the fifth-most runs in the league this season with 229.

St. Louis ranks fifth in Major League Baseball with 65 home runs.

The Cardinals’ .264 batting average is among the best in baseball, ranking sixth in MLB.

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

The Cardinals strike out 8.8 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 12th in MLB.

St. Louis has pitched to a 4.23 ERA this season, which ranks 16th in baseball.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch

The Dodgers will send Gonsolin (1-1) out for his fifth start of the season. He is 1-1 with a 1.42 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings pitched.

Freddie Freeman leads Los Angeles in batting average (.318) this season while adding eight home runs and 27 RBI.

Mookie Betts is batting .252 with an OBP of .359 and a slugging percentage of .509 this season.

Max Muncy leads the club in homers (15) and runs batted in (33) this season.

Will Smith has collected 32 hits this season and has an OBP of .407. He’s slugging .584 on the year.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

The Cardinals will hand the ball to Matz (0-4) for his ninth start of the season.

Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with a team-best batting average of .302.

Gorman’s 12 home runs and 36 runs batted in are both team-highs.

Nolan Arenado is hitting .263 with four doubles, a triple, nine home runs and 13 walks.

Tommy Edman is hitting .274 with six doubles, a triple, six home runs and 11 walks.

Dodgers and Cardinals Injuries

Dodgers: Dustin May: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Michael Grove: 15 Day IL (Groin), Jimmy Nelson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), 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), Ryan Pepiot: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Gavin Lux: 60 Day IL (Knee)

Cardinals: Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Back), Dylan Carlson: 10 Day IL (Ankle), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Tommy Edman: day-to-day (Abdomen)

Dodgers vs. Cardinals Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Cardinals 6, Dodgers 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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