Nationals on road against the Cardinals
The Washington Nationals are expected to turn to Jordan Zimmermann on Friday night as they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in baseball betting action.
Zimmermann is 5-2 with a 3.17 ERA on the season, and in his last outing against the Padres he gave up just two hits while fanning 12 in nine shutout innings.
Lance Lynn (6-4, 3.49 ERA) is the probable pitcher for St. Louis on Friday.
Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line
Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick
Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.4-4 win for the Nationals on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
34-32 St. Louis battles the Nationals, currently with a 35-30 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Washington injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 7 and the Washington Nationals sitting at No. 2.
How Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup
The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 26-rated offense, averaging 3.74 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals defense that ranks No. 4 at 3.54 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 8.59 hits per game so far, less than Washington Nationals batters have averaged on the year (8.62 hits per game).
Washington brings the No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 3-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Washington was a 7-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Giants. They lost as +142 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors. Washington didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-1 to San Francisco on Thursday at AT&T Park.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 6-3 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 6-3 on Wednesday behind a start from Erik Bedard at Tropicana Field.
Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
St. Louis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games at home
St. Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Washington
Next Betting Matchups
Washington at St. Louis, Saturday, June 14th