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Moneyline Favors Washington Nationals in MLB Battle with St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals

vs

Washington Nationals
Thursday, April 23, 2015 4:05 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals battle the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday in MLB betting odds action at Nationals Park.

Michael Wacha gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday; he's 2-0 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Max Scherzer, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.

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

Betting fans looking to pick the Washington Nationals in this matchup found them as -151 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 6.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.2-3.9 result in favor of the Cardinals. 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 7-8 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 9-4 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game puts the Washington Nationals, most recently No. 11 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the St. Louis Cardinals, who rate a No. 7 in the latest survey.

How St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Stats Match Up

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 19-rated offensive output, at 7.67 hits per game. The St. Louis Cardinals average 8.92 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the list.

Washington owns the No. 11 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 1-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Wednesday, with John Lackey throwing 1 1/3 innings of 0-hit ball at Nationals Park.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds Trends

St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
St. Louis is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Milwaukee, Friday, April 24th
Washington at Miami, Friday, April 24th

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