NLDS wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Washington battle on Monday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to even the series at 1-1 against visiting Washington.
St. Louis sends Jamie Garcia out against Jordan Zimmermann for the Nationals in this game. Garcia is 7-7 with a 3.92 ERA on the season, while Zimmermann is 12-8 on the year and has a 2.94 ERA.
They cannot afford to go down 0-2 heading back to Washington so expect a desperate and wily effort from the Cards.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 4 in the National League and the Nationals at No. 2 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Nationals average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the National League list.
Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.
Washington won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Cardinals on October 7. Bettors who backed the Nationals at +107 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Nationals enjoyed a 3-2 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Sunday, with Gio Gonzalez throwing 5 innings of 1-hit ball at Busch Stadium.
Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 3-7
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Nationals at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington's last 11 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 11 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Washington
Washington home to St. Louis, Wednesday, October 10