St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction MLB Picks 3/28/24

Los Angeles Dodgers (1-1) vs St. Louis Cardinals (0-0)

Game Info: Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 4:10 pm (Dodger Stadium)

Tyler Glasnow (0-0) (3.60) vs Miles Mikolas (0-0) (0.00)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Dodgers -225 / St. Louis Cardinals +188 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Thursday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cardinals vs Dodgers prediction.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals are coming off a disappointing 71 wins, but they’ve made the postseason in 4 of the last 5 years. Manager Oliver Marmol enters his third year with the Cardinals. The Cardinals' offense is pretty much the same, with Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Gorman and Nolan Arenado leading the way. Free agents Lance Lynn and Kyle Gibson were added to the St. Louis rotation, and they traded for bullpen arm Andrew Kittredge. It’s clear the Cardinals are chalking last year up to it just being a fluke, as they didn’t make any panic moves. At most books, the Cards are still the favorites to win the NL Central. Miles Mikolas gets the ball, and he was 9-13 with a 4.78 ERA and 137 strikeouts last season. Mikolas is 1-2 with a 4.23 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers. The Cardinals will face the Padres and Marlins following this series against LAD.

Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Preview

The Dodgers had the privilege of getting two games under their belt as they split two games with the Padres in South Korea last week. The Dodgers' offense showed up in both games, but the pitching staff got rocked in the second effort, where they allowed 15 runs. Offensively, Mookie Betts leads he Dodgers with 6 hits and 7 RBI, while Will Smith and Max Muncy have combined for 8 hits and 2 RBI. The Dodgers are the betting favorite to win the World Series with their absolutely stacked roster. However, it will be interesting to see how this betting investigation around Shohei Ohtani plays out. Tyler Glasnow gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA and 4 strikeouts this season. Glasnow is 0-2 with a 2.45 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

Los Angeles Dodgers Player Prop Facts

  • Teoscar Hernandez has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances with his team as a home favorite against the Cardinals.
  • Shohei Ohtani has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against NL opponents.
  • Max Muncy has scored at least one run in each of the Dodgers' last seven Thursday games.
  • Gavin Lux has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight home appearances against NL Central opponents.
  • Miguel Rojas has recorded at least one hit in 15 of his last 16 appearances against the Cardinals.
  • Miguel Rojas has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances with his team as a favorite against the Cardinals.
  • Jason Heyward has recorded a Double in four of his last five appearances against the Cardinals.
  • Mookie Betts ranks T1st in the league in Home Runs (1) this season.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Willson Contreras has hit a home run in each of his last three road appearances with the Cardinals against NL opponents.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances with his team as an underdog against NL opponents in season openers.
  • Nolan Arenado has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances in season openers against NL opponents.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last seven appearances in season openers against NL opponents.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one hit in each of his last eight appearances in road openers against NL opponents.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances with his team as an underdog against NL opponents in road openers .
  • Matt Carpenter has recorded at least one Double in three of his last four appearances with his team as a road underdog against NL opponents.

Cardinals vs Dodgers prediction

You're going to have chances to make money against the Dodgers all season because their team is stacked, they're a public team, and the lines will be inflated. The Dodgers will win a lot, but they'll also lose 50–60 games and when they're priced at -150 / -200, they may not be very profitable at the end of the season. Glasnow is great, but he's also pitched very little over the last year or so, and he walked four batters in five innings against the Padres. Miles Mikolas is a two-time all star and usually gives a winnable performance. We're getting almost two times our money with the Cardinals. I'll take it.

Randy’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals +188

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