First pitch for this NL matchup is set for 4:10 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. The game will be televised on BSMW. The Dodgers are a heavy favorite in this one, with a money line of -233 compared to the Cardinals’ +193.

On the mound for the Cardinals is Miles Mikolas, while Tyler Glasnow gets the start for the Dodgers. The over/under line is currently set at 8.5 runs, with the over paying out at -121 and the under at +100.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS VS LOS ANGELES DODGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: OVER 8.5 Runs

This game will be played at Dodger Stadium at 4:10 ET on Thursday, March 28th.

HOW TO BET THE CARDINALS VS DODGERS:

  • We have the Dodgers winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • However, if you’re looking for a run line pick, we like the Cardinals to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

Cardinals Records & Stats

Despite finishing with a record of 71-91, the Cardinals were not able to secure a playoff spot in the National League. In the NL Central, St. Louis finished in 5th place and 13th overall in the National League. Their series record for the season was 19-27-5.

When playing at home, the Cardinals went 35-46, compared to a road record of 36-45. As the underdog, St. Louis had a record of 37-49 last season. In night games, the Cardinals went 42-65, while their overall record as the underdog was 37-49.

On the road last season, the Cardinals had a run line record of 42-39, compared to 36-45 at home. Their average run margin on the road was -.6 runs per game, compared to -.7 runs per game overall. In games they won, their average scoring margin was +3.4 runs per game, compared to -3.8 runs per game in losses. Last season, they were the underdog in 64.2% of their road games, going 32-20 vs. the run line.

When looking at the Cardinals’ over/under record from last season, they finished 78-78, and their average over/under line was 9.0 runs per game. In games with an O/U line of 8.5 runs, the over/under record was 18-21. Last season, 56.2% of their games finished with more runs than 8.5 runs, and their games had an average of 9.6 runs per game. Overall, 58.0% of their games had higher O/U lines than 8.5 runs.

Coming off a season in which he made 35 starts, Miles Mikolas will take the mound for the Cardinals against the Dodgers. Last year, Mikolas finished with a record of 9-13 and an ERA of 4.78. His WHIP for the season was 1.32, and he allowed a batting average of .279. Mikolas’ FIP for the year was 4.27, and he finished with 15 quality starts. On the season, he allowed a total of 26 home runs and averaged 1.1 walks per game.

St. Louis had a solid offense last season, averaging 4.4 runs per game (18th). They were 11th in home runs and 10th in batting average (.250). On the road, they were 22nd in runs per game (4.2) and hit .234 (15th). Overall, they were 12th in home runs and 8th in home batting average (.255).

Nolan Gorman is the top returning home run hitter for the Cardinals after hitting 27 home runs last season. He finished the year with a slugging percentage of .478 and drove in 76 runs. Nolan Arenado hit 26 home runs and batted .266 last season. Paul Goldschmidt led the team in hits last season and finished the year with a batting average of .268. Brandon Crawford is the top off-season addition to the team after hitting .194 last season.

Dodgers Records & Stats

The Padres outlasted the Dodgers in a high-scoring affair, winning 15-11. San Diego jumped out to an early lead, scoring five runs in the first inning, but the Dodgers responded with four runs of their own in the bottom of the third. The Padres scored in every inning except the fourth and eighth, with the Dodgers scoring in every inning except the sixth and ninth.

Joe Musgrove got the start for the Padres, lasting just 2 2/3 innings, giving up five earned runs. Yoshinobu Yamamoto got the start for the Dodgers, lasting just one inning, giving up five earned runs. Mookie Betts had a big game for the Dodgers, going 4/5 with a home run and two RBIs. Jake Cronenworth went 4/4 for the Padres, scoring two runs and driving in four.

Tyler Glasnow will be making his second start of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at home. In his first start of the year, Glasnow went five innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits and four walks. He didn’t factor into the decision, but he’ll look to pick up his first win of the season in this outing.

Our player projections for the Dodgers today are favoring Shohei Ohtani to have a big game at the plate. Ohtani has the highest home run projection on the team and the 3rd highest in the league today. Freddie Freeman has the highest total hits projection on the team and the 6th highest in the league. Mookie Betts has the 2nd highest home run projection on the team and the 5th highest in the league.