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Jamie Garcia, Edwin Jackson take mound in Nationals vs Cardinals tilt

St. Louis CardinalsWashington Nationals
Aug 30, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Odds

71-59TEAM RECORD78-51

The Washington Nationals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the St. Louis Cardinals invade Nationals Park on Thursday.

It's a pitching duel between Edwin Jackson for the Nationals (7-9 on the year) and Jamie Garcia for St. Louis (3-5 so far).

View St Louis vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Nationals in this one will find them as -110 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 3 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at a National League No. 2 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.6 hits per game. That compares with Washington’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

The Cardinals were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. St. Louis didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Wandy Rodriguez in a losing cause, 5-0, against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

The Nationals were an 8-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington got the job done in their last match in an 8-4 victory over Miami on Wednesday at Marlins Park behind starter Ross Detwiler.

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

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

A few Cardinals at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games on the road
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Washington, Friday, August 31

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