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MLB betting line favors Cardinals over Nationals

St. Louis CardinalsWashington Nationals
June 15, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Odds

38-30TEAM RECORD31-36

The Nationals get a visit from the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Washington sends Livan Hernandez out against Kyle McClellan for the Cardinals in this game. Hernandez is 3-8 with a 4.15 ERA on the season, while McClellan is 5-2 on the year and has a 3.94 ERA.

View St Louis vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Washington sat as +110 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Nationals at No. 13 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 4 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 13 ranked National League offense (3.8 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Nationals have been averaging 7.7 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.4 hits on average).

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Nationals' league No. 7-ranked defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were an 8-6 loser as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Nationals at +120 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis suffered an 8-6 loss against Washington on Tuesday, as Jaime Garcia wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Nationals Park.

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

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Nationals trends to consider:
St. Louis is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of St. Louis' last 25 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Washington, Thursday, June 16