St Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4-30-23 MLB Bets, Tips and Odds

St Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4/30/23 – St. Louis has underperformed so far this season, dropping consecutive series against Arizona, Seattle and San Francisco. Jake Woodford will take the mound for the Cardinals in  the series finale boasting a record of 1-2 with an ERA of 5.47 in 2023. Los Angeles has suffered three consecutive series defeats. The Dodgers will turn to right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard who currently sits 0-3 with a 6.58 ERA this season. The St. Louis Cardinals are the best bet today to win this game against the Dodgers. 

St Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Date & Time: Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 4:10 PM ET

Location: Dodger Stadium Los Angeles, CA


St Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers 4/30/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +130

Spread: +1.5 (-145)

Total: 9.5 over (-120)


Moneyline: -141

Spread: -1.5 (+125)

Total: 9.5 under (+100)

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Analysis

St. Louis Cardinals could use some momentum-shifting, as their team has dropped seven of their last ten overall. The Cardinals are dead-last in the NL Central, sitting 8.5 games out of first place.  The Cardinals scored 4.44 runs and hit 0.266 with a 0.770 OPS, hitting 32 long balls and stealing 19 bases. 1B Paul Goldschmidt leads the club with 31 hits at an OBP of 0.415 while Nolan Gorman tops them all with 6 homers and 22 RBI. St. Louis’ pitching staff has posted a 4.49 ERA ranking 22nd while their 1.45 WHIP ranks 26th; these performances include five quality starts on their pitching staff’s part. Woodford will take to Dodger Stadium following an impressive outing at San Francisco where he limited the Giants to just two runs on five hits while striking out four over 5.1 innings pitched. Three times now he has gone five innings or further without surrendering runs to score against him.

Los Angeles Dodgers now faces much stiffer competition in the National League West than ever before, with Arizona at the head and San Diego and San Francisco close behind in second and third places respectively. LA scores 5.15 runs per game at seventh overall and hits 0.225 with a 0.761 OPS, scoring 47 homers and 11 stolen bases this year. 1B Freddie Freeman leads LA in hits 32 with an average of 0.302 while Max Muncy leads in OBP of 0.426, home runs of 11, and RBI totaling 22. The Dodgers pitching staff ranks 23rd overall with 4.65 ERA at 23rd, 1.32 WHIP at 19th and 12 quality starts 5th overall. Tomorrow, Syndergaard begins his pursuit of his first win as a Dodger. Unfortunately, in his most recent start against Pittsburgh he was shelled for seven runs on nine hits, effectively negating any momentum built during strong outings against the Chicago Cubs and New York Met.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Against the Spread

Over is 3-0-1 in Cardinals last 4 during game 3 of a series. Over is 4-0-1 in Cardinals last 5 vs. a team with a winning record. Under is 6-0 in Cardinals last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning record. Cardinals are 5-0 in Woodfords last 5 starts with 4 days of rest. Under is 6-1 in Cardinals last 7 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.

Over is 7-0 in Dodgers last 7 overall. Over is 7-0 in Dodgers last 7 on grass. Over is 7-0 in Dodgers last 7 vs. National League Central. Over is 6-0 in Dodgers last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. Over is 4-0 in Dodgers last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Los Angeles Dodgers Free Pick

On Sunday afternoon’s final leg of their West Coast road trip, the Cardinals are underdogs but MLB online trends seem to favor them. Syndergaard has had difficulty this season and was exposed by teams like the Pirates and Diamondbacks with decent lineups that easily outshone him – which should raise concerns. Woodford has shown exceptional success against the Dodgers lineup as most have yet to record hits off his pitching.

Free Pick: St. Louis Cardinals +1.5 (-145)