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Baseball odds preview - St. Louis vs. Washington

St. Louis CardinalsWashington Nationals
April 23, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Odds

11-8TEAM RECORD10-9

St. Louis pays a visit to Washington on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Nationals bats in baseball action at Nationals Park.

Ross Detwiler gets the call for the Washington Nationals and he will try to build on a 1-0 mark. In the other dugout, Adam Wainwright brings a 3-1 ledger to the game for the Cardinals as he tries to quiet the Nationals bats.

View St Louis vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nationals in this matchup found them as -103 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 13 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 2 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 7.8 hits per game. The Cardinals average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the National League list.

Washington owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 3-rated defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -112 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Dan Haren and the Nationals 3-2 on Monday at Nationals Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing Washington are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Nationals trends to consider:
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 12 of St. Louis' last 16 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
St. Louis is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 16 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 11 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Washington's last 16 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Washington, Wednesday, April 24