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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

March 31, 2024


The first ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game of the 2024 MLB season will feature the St. Louis Cardinals facing the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10 PM ET.

St. Louis Cardinals Team Preview

After starting the season 0-2, the St. Louis Cardinals won their first game of the 2024 MLB season with a 6-5 win in extra innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the series on Saturday night. 

The loss ended their two-game losing streak against the Dodgers and their eight-game road losing streak against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cardinals struggled to score runs in the first two games of the series against Los Angeles as they scored one run on Opening Day in game one of the series and three runs in game two of the series on Friday. However, the Cardinals managed to score six runs in the game on Saturday night which was more than the total runs combined for the first two games of the series. Paul Goldschmidt scored the game-winning RBI in the 10th inning when he hit a groundout that scored Victor Scott II. 

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to improve their record to .500 at 2-2 with a win in Game 4 of the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Los Angeles Dodgers Team Preview

The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the season projected to be one of the highest-scoring teams in baseball and have lived up to that projection through their first five games of the season as they enter this game averaging 6.8 runs per game following a 5-6 loss in game three of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. 

Mookie Betts has gotten off to a hot start to the 2024 MLB season as he has already hit four home runs and ten RBIs while having scored nine runs through the first five games of the season. Los Angeles has won eight of the last nine home games in the series against the Cardinals and is the more talented team with the lone loss coming in extra innings on Saturday night. 

Los Angeles will look to win their first series of the season when they face the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the series on Sunday night.

Odds and Series Trends

WagerWeb has the Los Angeles Dodgers listed as -178 moneyline favorites at home against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 4 of the series on Sunday night. Los Angeles has won eight of the last nine home games in the series and has won six and has won by an average margin of .7 runs per game in those meetings. 

Game Pick

The Los Angeles Dodgers are projected to be one of the top teams in the National League this season while the St. Louis Cardinals are projected to finish around the .500 mark on the year. The Dodgers have won six of the last ten meetings and have won by an average margin of .7 runs per game in those contests. I look for the Dodgers to bounce back following the extra innings loss against the St. Louis Cardinals with a win in Game 4 of the series on Sunday night which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Los Angeles Dodgers when they host the St. Louis Cardinals.

Spooky Express Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers Moneyline (-178)