Dodgers vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB PIcks 5/19/23

St. Louis Cardinals (18-26) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (28-16)

Game Info: Friday, May 19, 2023 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Steven Matz (0-4) (5.62) vs Tony Gonsolin (1-1) (1.42)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals +110 / Los Angeles Dodgers -135 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Busch Stadium. On Thursday it was the Cardinals that were able to secure the 16-8 victory. 

Dodgers Betting Preview

The Dodgers sit with a 28-17 record overall but the way the pitching struggled on Thursday was a bit shocking. The Dodgers is averaging 5.4 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.36 runs per game. The offense is ranked 4th in the league while the pitching is ranked 20th. On the mound for the Dodgers will be Tony Gonsolin who sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 1.42. In his last start against the Padres he went five innings giving up two hits and zero runs. 

Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals sit with a 19-26 record overall and the offense was quite impressive on Thursday. The Cardinals had two big innings and that included seven runs in the 8th inning. The Cardinals are averaging 5.9 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.71 runs per game. On the mound for the Cardinals will be Steven Matz who sits with an 0-4 record and an ERA of 5.62. In his last start against the Red Sox he went 5.1 innings giving up eight hits and three runs. 

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Dodgers vs Cardinals Trends

Under is 6-0 in Matzs last 6 starts with 5 days of rest. Under is 6-0 in Dodgers last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. Under is 4-0-1 in Matzs last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record. Under is 4-0 in Dodgers last 4 during game 2 of a series. Over is 8-1-1 in Cardinals last 10 home games vs. a right-handed starter 

Shane’s Free Pick

The Dodgers offense is going to have no issue running up the score against Matz who sits with an ERA of 5.62. Gonsolin has been strong this season sitting with an ERA of 1.42 and he’s going to lockdown in this game. The Cardinals are going to score only a run or two here. Back the Dodgers on the run line. 

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Shane’s Pick Dodgers -1.5

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