Cardinals vs. Dodgers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Saturday, May 20, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Dodgers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, May 20, 2023

MLB Predictions

Nolan Gorman (10 games) will look to add to his hitting streak when the St. Louis Cardinals (19-27) and Los Angeles Dodgers (29-17) meet Saturday at 7:15 PM ET, live on FOX from Busch Stadium. Gorman and the Cardinals are favored by bookmakers with -129 odds on the moneyline.

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

Cardinals vs. Dodgers Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -129
  • Dodgers odds to win: +110
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Time: 7:15 PM ET
  • TV: FOX

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Dodgers?

Cardinals and Dodgers Betting Trends

The Cardinals have won 11 of the 24 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (45.8%).

St. Louis has a 7-12 record (winning just 36.8% of its games) when playing as moneyline favorites of -129 or shorter.

This season, the Dodgers have been the underdog four times and won two of those games.

Los Angeles has played as an underdog of +110 or more twice this season and split those games.

The Cardinals have combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 23 times this season for a 23-21-2 record against the over/under.

The Dodgers’ games have gone over the total in 24 of their 46 chances.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals have the No. 8 offense in baseball scoring five runs per game (229 total runs).

St. Louis ranks fifth in baseball with 65 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.

The Cardinals’ .260 batting average is seventh-best in the majors.

St. Louis strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank ninth in baseball.

The pitching staff for the Cardinals has a collective 8.9 K/9, which ranks 11th in the majors.

St. Louis’ 4.22 team ERA ranks 16th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Dodgers Stats & Insights

The Dodgers have scored the fourth-most runs in the league this season with 250.

Los Angeles ranks second in Major League Baseball with 75 home runs.

The Dodgers’ .233 batting average ranks 23rd in the league this season.

Los Angeles ranks 26th in strikeouts per game (nine) among MLB offenses.

The Dodgers strike out 8.6 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, 16th in MLB.

Los Angeles has pitched to a 4.10 ERA this season, which ranks 15th in baseball.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Mikolas gets the start for the Cardinals, his 10th of the season. He is 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA and 41 strikeouts through 47 2/3 innings pitched.

Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis in batting average (.301) this season while adding seven home runs and 23 RBI.

Gorman leads St. Louis in home runs with 12 and runs batted in with 36.

Nolan Arenado has collected 47 base hits, an OBP of .309 and a slugging percentage of .447 this season.

Tommy Edman has collected 37 hits this season and has an OBP of .329. He’s slugging .463 on the year.

Dodgers Key Players to Watch

The Dodgers’ Syndergaard (1-3) will make his ninth start of the season.

Freddie Freeman leads the Dodgers with a team-high batting average of .322.

Mookie Betts has 13 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 28 walks while batting .251.

Max Muncy leads the Dodgers in home runs (15) and runs batted in (33).

Will Smith is batting .314 with six doubles, seven home runs and 18 walks.

Cardinals and Dodgers Injuries

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

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 vs. Dodgers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Cardinals 6, Dodgers 5
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs
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