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St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Washington Nationals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the St. Louis Cardinals arrive at Nationals Park on Tuesday.

Lance Lynn gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday; he's 0-0 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Gio Gonzalez, who will be looking to improve on his 0-0 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -138 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 6.4-3.5. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals bring a 4-3 record to the battle against the 2-5 Cardinals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 21 (Washington Nationals) and the No. 11 (St. Louis Cardinals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.71 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals offense rated No. 23 and scoring 3.57 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 10.57 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cardinals hitters have managed (7.14 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 30-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 28 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
  • Washington is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Washington, Wednesday, April 12th