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St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Betting Preview

Washington NationalsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 29, 7:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

95-62TEAM RECORD85-72

The St. Louis Cardinals host Washington on Saturday, looking to build on their 85-72 mark against the 95-62 Nationals in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Nationals on this day; he's 12-8 on the season. The Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Kyle Lohse, who will be looking to improve on his 16-3 mark.

View Washington vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cardinals as -130 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 4-rated Cardinals and the league No. 2-ranked Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between St. Louis and its National League No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 4.7 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 5 lineup of the Nationals at 4.5 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.5 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

The Nationals were a 12-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Washington was scored on plenty on Friday, falling behind early and watching runners cross the plate all game in a 12-2 loss to St. Louis.

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

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

A few Nationals at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Washington at St. Louis, Sunday, September 30