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Washington Nationals Home to the St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Betting Odds Action

St. Louis Cardinals


Washington Nationals
Sunday, April 20, 2014 1:35 PM ET
Nationals Park

The Washington Nationals host St. Louis on Sunday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 10-8 mark against the 11-7 Cardinals in MLB betting odds action at Nationals Park.

It's a pitching duel between Stephen Strasburg for the Washington Nationals (1-2 on the year) and Shelby Miller for St. Louis Cardinals (1-2 so far).

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Washington Nationals as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.8-4.3 win for the Cardinals. A 4.8-4.3 result in favor of the Cardinals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

10-8 Washington battles the Cardinals, currently with a 11-7 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 3.

How St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Washington Nationals No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.61 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals offense rated No. 20 and scoring 4 runs per game. The Nationals have averaged 8.61 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cardinals hitters have managed (8.28 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Nationals on April 19. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at +110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals 4-3 on Saturday at Nationals Park.

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at New York, Monday, April 21st
Washington home to Los Angeles, Monday, April 21st