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John Lannan faces Kyle Lohse in MLB odds action

St. Louis CardinalsWashington Nationals
June 16, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Odds

38-31TEAM RECORD32-36

Washington will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to Nationals Park.

The Nationals will turn to John Lannan and his 4-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cardinals send Kyle Lohse (7-3) to the hill.

View St Louis vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cardinals listed as favorites of 115 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Nationals sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 2 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 7.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.3 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Washington has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 10-0 loser on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Washington at -106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis was routed on Wednesday at Nationals Park, having a 10-0 loss put on them by the Washington Nationals in baseball betting action.

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

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Nationals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games when playing Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Kansas City, Friday, June 17
Washington home to Baltimore, Friday, June 17