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St. Louis Cardinals Favored by -120 Against Washington Nationals on Saturday

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Washington Nationals pay a visit to Busch Stadium.

St. Louis sends Jaime Garcia out against Joe Ross for the Washington Nationals in this game. Garcia is 1-1 with a 3.24 ERA on the season, while Ross is 2-0 on the year and has a 0.54 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Washington Nationals listed as underdogs of 110 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-3.5 victory for the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 12-11 record to the battle against the 15-7 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (St. Louis Cardinals) and the No. 4 (Washington Nationals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.74 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 7.77 hits per game, good for No. 23 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Washington owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 2.5 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington rolled to a 5-4 win against St. Louis on Friday, as S Strasburg and the Nationals' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games
  • Washington is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • St. Louis is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at St. Louis, Sunday, May 1st