St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Betting Prediction

MLB St. Louis vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction 3/29/2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers are playing for the first time this season while the St. Louis Cardinals are coming off a loss. The Los Angeles Dodgers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the St. Louis Cardinals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cardinals. First pitch is set for 10:10 ET.

Cardinals vs Dodgers

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The Dodgers took care of business in the last game of this series against the Cardinals, picking up a 7-1 win. Heading into the game, the Dodgers were the heavy favorites at -264 on the money line.

Los Angeles jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the 1st inning and never looked back, while the Cardinals only run came in the 4th inning. Tyler Glasnow got the win for the Dodgers, going six innings and giving up just one earned run. Miles Mikolas took the loss, giving up five earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of work.

The Dodgers’ offense had a balanced attack, with Freddie Freeman, Mookie Betts, and Freddie Freeman all hitting home runs. Max Muncy also drove in two runs. As a team, the Dodgers had just 10 hits but made them count, while the Cardinals finished with just three hits.

Zack Thompson Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Getting the start for the Cardinals is left-hander Zack Thompson, who is coming off a season in which he made 25 appearances and nine starts. Last year, he went 5-7 with an ERA of 4.48 and a WHIP of 1.42. Opponents hit .264 off Thompson, and he allowed a total of eight home runs. His FIP for the season was 3.87, and his strikeout-to-walk ratio was 2.9.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

For the Cardinals, we have Brendan Donovan as our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, with his projection being 18th best in the league today. As for home runs, we have Nolan Gorman as the most likely player on the team to go deep, with his home run projection being 8th best in the league. Nolan Arenado’s home run projection is also top 10 in the league today.

Bobby Miller Gets The Start For The Dodgers

On the mound for the Dodgers is right-hander Bobby Miller, who is coming off a season in which he made 22 starts and finished with a record of 11-4. His ERA for the season was 3.76, and he made a total of nine quality starts. For the season, Miller allowed a total of 12 home runs, and his WHIP was 1.10. Opposing hitters had an average of .218 against him, and his FIP for the season was 3.51. Miller’s strikeout-to-walk ratio for the season was 3.7, and he averaged 8.61 strikeouts per nine innings.

Dodgers Offense Breakdown

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Freddie Freeman has the 12th highest total hits projection in the league today and is 4th on the Dodgers in terms of home run projections. Mookie Betts is 4th in the league in terms of home run projections and 3rd on the Dodgers in terms of total hits. Shohei Ohtani is the top projected Dodgers player in terms of total hits and has the 2nd best home run projection in the league today.

Cardinals vs Dodgers Prediction

Our prediction for the Dodgers vs. Cardinals matchup is to take the Dodgers to win at home. However, with the money line payout for a Dodgers win being -240, we recommend looking at the over/under line, which is currently sitting at 9 runs.

Offensively, we have the Dodgers finishing with six runs compared to the Cardinals with four. However, with the payout for a Dodgers win not being great, we recommend taking the over. Our prediction is that the Dodgers will win by a score of 6-4.

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