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St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals in MLB odds

Washington Nationals

St. Louis Cardinals
84-74 September 25, 2013, 01:45 PM | Busch Stadium 93-65

Baseball bettors look for value at Busch Stadium on Wednesday as host St. Louis battles the Washington Nationals in baseball odds action.

Shelby Miller will take the mound for St. Louis, and he'll carry a 14-9 record into the contest. Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball for Washington; he's 19-8 so far this season.

View Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds and Stats.

The Cardinals were listed as -133 moneyline Favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 6 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Nationals, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

Washington was a 2-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They lost as +112 underdogs, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors. Washington didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Michael Wacha in a losing cause, 2-0, against St. Louis on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis's No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.82 runs per game, against a Nationals offense rated No. 15 and scoring 4.07 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.23 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (8.46 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.14 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

A few Nationals at Cardinals trends to consider:
Washington is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Washington's last 17 games on the road
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
St. Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Arizona, Friday, September 27th
St. Louis at Chicago, Friday, September 27th