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John Lannan, Jake Westbrook take mound in Cardinals vs Nationals tilt

Washington NationalsSt. Louis Cardinals
April 20, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

8-7TEAM RECORD8-8

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Nationals invade Busch Stadium on Wednesday.

St. Louis sends Jake Westbrook out against John Lannan for the Nationals in this game. Westbrook is 1-1 with a 7.63 ERA on the season, while Lannan is 1-1 on the year and has a 3.38 ERA.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 2 ranked National League offense (5.5 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 10.6 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (7.3 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few Nationals at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Washington's last 12 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 11 games at home

Next up:
Washington at St. Louis, Wednesday, April 20