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St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Betting Pick and Odds Preview

St. Louis Cardinals

vs

Washington Nationals
Saturday, April 19, 2014 1:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Nationals Park on Saturday as the host Washington Nationals battle the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball betting odds action.

Washington hands the ball to starter Jordan Zimmermann in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-0 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Lance Lynn, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -126 for the Washington Nationals in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7 at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.8-4.4 win for the Cardinals on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 10-7 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 10-7 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Washington Nationals at No. 8 and the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 3 heading into this contest.

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How St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.71 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals offense rated No. 20 and scoring 4 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.65 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cardinals hitters have managed (8.29 per nine innings).

Washington owns the No. 19 defense, allowing 4.71 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 6-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +101 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cardinals endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Friday, with Michael Wacha throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at Nationals Park.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

St. Louis is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 8-0-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games
Washington is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Washington is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Washington is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis

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St. Louis at Washington, Sunday, April 20th