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St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Betting Matchup Report

Washington NationalsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 23, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

84-72TEAM RECORD91-65

The St. Louis Cardinals host Washington on Monday, looking to build on their 91-65 mark against the 84-72 Nationals in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals (17-9 on the year) and Tanner Roark for Washington (3-0 so far).

View Washington vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Cardinals in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -165 at $TOPBET-LINK$ for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7 at $JUSTBET-LINK$.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 8-rated Nationals in this matchup.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 1 ranked National League offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 6 in the National League at 3.9 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Nationals have managed so far this season (8.5 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Washington was a 5-4 winner at home against the Marlins. Bettors on Washington at -320 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Nationals enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Marlins on Sunday, with Stephen Strasburg throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Nationals Park.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Brewers on September 22. Bettors who backed the Brewers at +139 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in Joe Kelly's start, as they lost 6-4 against Milwaukee on Sunday at Miller Park.

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

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

A few Nationals at Cardinals trends to consider:
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games on the road
Washington is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
St. Louis is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at St. Louis, Tuesday, September 24