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Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals, and we offer our top Shohei Ohtani player props based on the best MLB odds.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on from the dugout during a game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images via AFP.

The most dangerous team in baseball takes the field for "Sunday Night Baseball" when the Los Angeles Dodgers host the St. Louis Cardinals, and we're offering our top Shohei Ohtani player props based on the best MLB odds.

MLB MVP odds contender Shohei Ohtani is off to a slow start to the season, by his lofty standards. He has no home runs and only two RBIs through five games, while teammates Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman are scorching hot, carrying the load offensively for Los Angeles while Ohtani finds his footing in his new home.

As many would expect, the Dodgers are the favorites by the World Series odds, and a big reason for that is the fact that Ohtani is, of course, expected to put up some eye-popping numbers this season.

Ohtani's Dodgers are set to host the Cardinals for the final contest of this four-game series at Dodger Stadium, with first pitch set to come at 7:10 p.m. ET on ESPN's broadcast of "Sunday Night Baseball."

Will Ohtani shine under the bright lights of prime time, or will the Cardinals stifle his bat for a fourth straight game?

To accompany our Cardinals vs. Dodgers prediction, here are our best Shohei Ohtani player prop prediction and MLB picks (odds via our best MLB betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Cardinals vs. Dodgers game info & odds

  • When: Sunday, March 31
  • First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • How to watch: ESPN
  • Favorite: Dodgers (-180 via DraftKings)

Shohei Ohtani player props

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Shohei Ohtani prediction

Nolan Gorman more total bases than Shohei Ohtani (+165 via bet365) ⭐⭐⭐

This bet is more about Nolan Gorman's projected contributions on Sunday, as you'll see we still believe there's value on betting on Ohtani to have a productive day at the plate.

Cardinals infielder Gorman is expected to have a big game in this prime-time affair. NumberFire projects him to have among the best chances among all players on Sunday to hit a home run and FantasyPros echos that belief with its data.

Therefore, the fact that Gorman is the underdog in this head-to-head matchup at bet365 makes this too valuable to pass up. This is the only one of our best sports betting sites to offer this market, so be sure to use our exclusive bet365 bonus code: SBRBONUS for a chance to tail this four-star pick.

Shohei Ohtani Over 0.5 walks (+115 via DraftKings) ⭐⭐⭐

As previously mentioned, Ohtani hasn't looked quite himself at the plate to start the campaign, and one of the statistical categories in which he's underperforming is his walk rate. Ohtani's career walk rate is 12.2%, though it's just 8% through his first five games of the season.

It's likely due to his lack of free passes thus far that we're getting good value at DraftKings - the only one of our best sports betting apps to offer this market - on Ohtani to record a walk against the Cardinals.

Across two projection models, Ohtani's average walk projection is 0.56 on Sunday. Meanwhile, DraftKings' +115 odds come with an implied probability of 46.5%. 

Additionally, Cardinals pitchers walked opposing hitters at the 12th-most-frequent rate per nine innings last season. Don't be surprised to see St. Louis left-hander Steven Matz nibble in his first turn through the order.

Shohei Ohtani Over 0.5 home runs (+400 via PointsBet) ⭐⭐

Ohtani has yet to hit a regular-season home run this season, but we're getting good value on him to break his mini-drought in Sunday's series finale.

Most of our sites with the best sportsbook promos have Ohtani priced around +350 to hit a home run, making this price very enticing. On a $10 bet, you'd get an additional $5 with a win just by placing your wager at PointsBet vs. one of our other best sportsbooks with that aforementioned price.

Based on the available projections, we're getting roughly 10% positive expected value by placing this bet at these +400 odds. Pinnacle, which features one of the most respected trading teams in the sports betting industry, opened with the Over priced at +374, but it's been bet to a far-shorter +341.

Get these odds before they shift to a price matching those at our other best live betting sites.

Shohei Ohtani player props made Sunday at 11 a.m. ET.

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