Cardinals vs Dodgers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for April 29 (Los Angeles Embarrasses St. Louis Again)

St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Dodgers prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game.
St. Louis Cardinals vs LA Dodgers prediction, odds and betting insights for MLB regular season game. / AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

The St. Louis Cardinals (10-17) aim to put their losing ways behind them when they face the LA Dodgers (14-13) in the second matchup of their three-game series on Saturday, April 29.

Cardinals vs Dodgers Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • Time: 9:10 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Dodgers Stadium -- Los Angeles, California
  • Coverage: FS1

The Dodgers barely broke a sweat in their first encounter with the Cardinals on Friday, sending the crowd home happy with a 7-3 victory. Freddie Freeman went 3-of-5 in the batter's box while Miguel Vargas and Mookie Betts hit one home run apiece.

Cardinals vs Dodgers Odds & Spread

  • All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: STL: (+128) | LAD: (-152)
  • Spread: STL: +1.5 (-164) | LAD: -1.5 (+136)
  • Total: 8 -- Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)

The Dodgers enter this contest as home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9:10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 8 runs with the Under being favored at -112 odds.

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Cardinals vs Dodgers Betting Trends

  • St. Louis is 2-6 straight up in its last eight road games.
  • The Dodgers are 5-1 straight up in their last six home games against St. Louis.
  • The total has hit the Over in five of St. Louis' last seven games against the Dodgers.
  • The total has hit the Over in each of the Dodgers' last seven games.

Cardinals vs Dodgers Prediction & Pick

The Cardinals hope that starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery can get them out of their rut. The veteran southpaw is 2-3 with a 3.81 ERA in five starts this season but is currently on a three-game losing streak. He's played to an abysmal 4.96 ERA in those three losses, giving up 10 runs on 21 hits over 16 1/3 innings.

The Dodgers are countering Montgomery with none other than Clayton Kershaw. The three-time Cy Young winner is up to his usual antics, going 4-1 with a 2.32 ERA and 0.871 WHIP through his first five appearances. Furthermore, the Dodgers have won four of Kershaw's last five starts against the Cardinals, aided by his 1.75 ERA during that stretch.

There just isn't a good reason to trust the Cardinals right now. Not only have they lost six of their previous eight games, but they've also dropped five of their last six trips to Dodgers Stadium. There's no sign that trend will end anytime soon, especially with St. Louis losing by four-plus runs in three of its last five games this season.

Back the Dodgers to take a 2-0 lead in this series.

Final Score Prediction: Dodgers: 6 | Cardinals: 3

Cardinals vs Dodgers Best Bet

Taking the Over on the 8-run total is a no-brainer. After combining for 10 runs last night, the Over is now 5-2 in the last seven Cardinals-Dodgers matchups, averaging 9.1 runs over that span. Furthermore, the Over is 8-4 in St. Louis' most recent 12 games, as well as 7-0 in Los Angeles' last seven.

The Cardinals have also allowed five-plus runs in seven of their last 11 games. So, even if it's the Dodgers doing most of the heavy lifting, there's a good chance that tonight's total will be surpassed.

Bet: Over 8 Total Runs (-108)

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