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St. Louis sends Lance Lynn vs Ross Detwiler in Cardinals vs Nationals game

Washington NationalsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 30, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

96-62TEAM RECORD85-73

MLB wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Washington battle on Sunday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

Ross Detwiler, with a record of 9-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Nationals, while the Cardinals trot Lance Lynn to the mound in this one. He is 16-5 so far in 2012.

View Washington vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as +-125 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 4 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a National League No. 2 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

The Nationals were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +103 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington needed extra innings to get the job done against the Cardinals on Saturday as the Nationals defeated them 6-4 at Busch Stadium.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Nationals at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 9 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Washington
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Washington

Next up:
Washington home to Philadelphia, Monday, October 1
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Monday, October 1

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