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April 19, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

8-7TEAM RECORD8-8

The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Washington Nationals on Tuesday in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals will rely on Jake Westbrook to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while John Lannan will be his counterpart for the Nationals. Jake Westbrook is 1-1 this season, and John Lannan is 1-1.

View Washington vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Nationals listed as underdogs of +-145 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 15 in the National League at 7.3 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Washington won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Brewers on April 17. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington rolled to a 5-1 win against Milwaukee on Sunday, as Livan Hernandez and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Nationals Park.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 2-1 loser on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Los Angeles at +106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis suffered a 2-1 loss against Los Angeles on Sunday, as Chris Carpenter wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Dodger Stadium.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
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 Tuesday are 9-1
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

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