St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Odds
The Washington Nationals host St. Louis on Wednesday in Game 3 of the NLDS, looking to prove their 98-64 mark n the regular season was no fluke.
They face the 88-74 Cardinals in MLB playoff betting action at Nationals Park.
For the Nationals, Edwin Jackson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Chris Carpenter, 0-2 on the year after surgery and the owner of a 9-2 mark and a a 3.05 ERA in the postseason for his career.
Sportsbooks such as had set the Nationals as -110 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals (follow us on Twitter for line updates).
This game matches up the No. 2 (Nationals) and the No. 4 (Cardinals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Washington owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.4 per game.
St. Louis brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 2-ranked defense.
Washington lost its last outing, a 12-4 result against the Cardinals on October 8. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Washington suffered a 12-4 loss against St. Louis on Monday, as Jordan Zimmermann wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Washington are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cardinals at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 12 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Washington's last 12 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
St. Louis at Washington, Thursday, October 11