Dodgers vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 5/20/23

St. Louis Cardinals (19-27) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (29-17)

Game Info: Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Miles Mikolas (2-1) (4.91) vs Noah Syndergaard (1-3) (5.94)

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

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The Los Angeles Dodgers will play the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of their series on Saturday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dodgers Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers are 29-17 this season and they have won eight of their last ten games. Los Angeles won Game 2 of this series by a score of 5-0 on Friday night. The LA pitching staff has a 4.10 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP, and a .240 opponent batting average this year. The Dodgers offense has scored 250 runs with a .232 batting average and a .326 on base percentage. Max Muncy is batting .219 with 15 home runs and 33 RBI’s for the Dodgers. The projected starting pitcher for Los Angeles is Noah Syndergaard, who is 1-3 with a 5.94 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 36.1 innings pitched this season. 

Cardinals Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals are 19-27 this season and they have won six of their last eight games. St. Louis won Game 1 in this series by a score of 16-8 on Thursday night. The St. Louis pitching staff has a 4.28 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP, and a .268 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 229 runs with a .261 batting average and a .333 on base percentage this season. Nolan Gorman is batting .294 with 12 home runs and 36 RBI’s for the Cardinals. The projected starting pitcher for St. Louis is Miles Mikolas, who is 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP over 47.2 innings pitched this year. 

Trends

Los Angeles is 40-14 in their last 54 Saturday games and 55-19 in their last 74 games against a team with a losing record. The under is 4-1 in Los Angeles’ last 5 Saturday games. St. Louis is 6-2 in their last 8 games and 21-10 in their last 31 game three’s of a series. The over is 11-4-1 in St. Louis’ last 16 home games. Los Angeles is 6-1 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

Pick

The Dodgers were able to win Game 2 of this series and they have won eight of their last ten games. Los Angeles has played great baseball over the last month or so, but they will have Noah Syndergaard on the mound, who has pitched better in recent starts, but does not have very good numbers this year. Syndergaard has allowed 12 earned runs over his last 14.1 innings pitched. St. Louis is starting Miles Mikolas, who has allowed five earned runs over his last 22.1 innings of work. I like the Cardinals in this matchup. 

David’s Pick Cardinals ML

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