The Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals play the rubber match of their three-game series when the teams collide on Thursday at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals (48-43) took the first game of the series, 7-6. Then on Wednesday, the Dodgers (57-30) rallied from a six-run deficit through six innings to win, 7-6. On Thursday, Los Angeles is a -160 favorite in the latest Dodgers vs. Cardinals odds from Caesars Sportsbook while St. Louis is a +135 underdog.
First pitch is set for 7:15 p.m. ET from St. Louis. The game is one of 13 on the MLB schedule for Thursday. Elsewhere in the majors, the Mariners look to win their 11th straight game, and a shorthanded Royals team that will be without 10 players because of COVID-19 restrictions in Canada will take on the Blue Jays. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it is 275-236 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season, returning over $400 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.
Now, the model has locked in four confident MLB best bets for Thursday. They all involve games that start after 7 p.m. ET, so there’s still time to get these MLB picks in. If you successfully parlay the picks, you’d be looking at a payout of almost 14-1. You can see the model’s MLB picks for Thursday only at SportsLine.
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After simulating every game on Thursday 10,000 times, the model is high on San Francisco (-110) to knock off Milwaukee in the first game of a four-game series. The Giants (45-42) are on a bit of a roll, having won four of their last five games. Meanwhile, the Brewers (49-40) have lost three of their last four and five of their last seven.
In addition, Joc Pederson is having an All-Star season for San Francisco. Signed for $6 million in the offseason, Pederson leads the team with 17 home runs and ranks second in RBI (41). He also has an OPS of .856, which would lead the team if he had enough plate appearances to qualify.
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The model also locked in three other best bets for Thursday, including a play on an American League underdog. You can see the model’s MLB Thursday best bets and parlay only at SportsLine.
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