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Miller Makes Dodgers Betting Pick vs Cardinals

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorite in the Las Vegas MLB odds to win the World Series and they will try to open their 2024 home slate with two wins when they host the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night.

The Dodgers split two games with the San Diego Padres in South Korea to start the season before scoring five times in the first three innings of a 7-1 win over the Cardinals on Thursday. Mookie Betts launched his second homer and knocked in his eighth run for Los Angeles.

Miller Makes Dodgers Betting Pick vs Cardinals
Miller Makes Dodgers Betting Pick vs Cardinals

Paul Goldschmidt had a homer and two singles for the Cardinals’ only three hits in their season opener and they must now face talented righthander Bobby Miller in Game two. Miller was 11-4 with a 3.76 ERA as a rookie in 2023.

St. Louis counters with lefty Zack Thompson, who must have a big season if the Cardinals are to contend in the National League Central. Thompson was the 19th pick in the 2019 MLB draft and had a 4.48 ERA in 25 appearances (nine starts) last season.

The Dodgers have won six straight at home in the series if you bet online.


Cardinals vs Dodgers Game Information

  • Game: Cardinals (0-1) vs Dodgers (2-1)
  • Location: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Day/Time: Friday March 29, 10:10 p.m. ET
  • Cardinals vs Dodgers Live Stream: MLB.tv


The Dodgers are a solid favorite in the MLB lines as they take on the Cardinals in the second of a four-game series at home. Los Angeles was 92-69 ATS last season and is 2-1 to start 2024 while St. Louis was 77-84 ATS in 2023, Miller faces the Cardinals for the first time and Thompson allowed two runs in four career innings against the Dodgers.


Cardinals vs Dodgers Spreads and Odds


  • The under is 2-1 at the sportsbook in the first three Dodgers games this season.
  • Cardinals second baseman Nate Gorman struck out 148 times last season and whiffed twice on Thursday.
  • Los Angeles catcher Will Smith is 6-for-14 in the first three games with a pair of RBIs.
  • Under bettors were 7-3 in the last 10 St. Louis games of 2023 and are 1-0 this season.
  • The Dodgers have scored 23 runs in their first three games after finishing second in the majors with 906 in 2023..
  • The Cardinals were 24th in the league in pitching ERA last season and gave up seven earned runs on Thursday.
  • DH Shohei Ohtani has five hits in 13 at-bats in his first three contests with Los Angeles..
  • St. Louis 3B Nolan Arenado was 7-for-16 with a homer versus the Dodgers at home last season, but 1-for-12 on the road.


Cardinals vs Dodgers Over/Under Pick: Under 8½ (+105)

Miller is expected to have another strong season after striking out 119 in 124 ⅓ innings last season. Thompson pitched well in the preseason as well. Take the under.



Cardinals vs Dodgers ATS Pick: Dodgers -1 ½ (-120)

Betts is off to a red-hot start with seven hits in 11 at-bats and Dodgers teammate Freddie Freeman was 2-for-3 with a homer on Thursday after a 1-for-6 start. Los Angeles is +350 in the odds to win the World Series. St. Louis is +3500.

Expect free-agent signing Teoscar Hernandez to get into the act for the Dodgers after a 2-for-12 start. He bats .315 in wins during his career.





Cardinals vs Dodgers Player Prop: Bobby Miller 6+ strikeouts in Dodgers win (+147)

Miller had at least six strikeouts in five of his six starts last September. Miller had better numbers on the road last season and will be determined to start changing that. The Dodgers are 7-for-22 versus lefties so far this season so bettors can also take them at -225 on the moneyline.



Cardinals vs Dodgers Prediction

Dodgers 5, Cardinals 2



Questions Of The Day

Which team will lead after three innings?

Dodgers. Los Angeles has scored a total of 11 runs in the first three frames the last two games.

Will Paul Goldschmidt get at least one hit on Friday?

Yes. The Cardinals’ first baseman is batting .316 in his career at Dodger Stadium.

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