Washington Nationals host St. Louis Cardinals in baseball action

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April 24, 1:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Odds

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

The Nationals will turn to Stephen Strasburg and his 1-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cardinals send Jamie Garcia (1-1) to the hill.

View St Louis vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Nationals were listed as -165 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Nationals, most recently No. 13 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 2 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 7.6 hits per game. The Cardinals average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 2-0 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on St. Louis at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis threw a shutout at Washington in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Adam Wainwright to defeat Washington 2-0 on Tuesday.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 9-1
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Nationals trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 12 of St. Louis' last 17 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 17 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Friday, April 26
Washington home to Cincinnati, Thursday, April 25

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