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Adam Wainwright out to silence Nationals bats in MLB contest

Washington NationalsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 28, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between St. Louis and Washington on Friday, with the host Cardinals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Adam Wainwright in this one and he'll try to improve on his 13-13 mark on the year. Washington counters with Edwin Jackson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

View Washington vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as -150 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 2-rated Nationals taking on the National League's No. 4-rated Cardinals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Nationals rank No. 4 in the National League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Washington features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.4 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

The Nationals were a 7-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 7-3 final on Thursday in support of Gio Gonzalez at Citizens Bank Park.

St. Louis was a 2-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Astros. They lost as -180 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Bud Norris shut down the Cardinals in their last game, striking out 7 in a 2-0 shutout over St. Louis in baseball action at Minute Maid Park.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Nationals at Cardinals trends to consider:
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Washington at St. Louis, Saturday, September 29