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Washington Nationals Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the St. Louis Cardinals

The Washington Nationals pay a visit to St. Louis on Monday, hoping to shut down the Cardinals bats in baseball betting action at Busch Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between John Lackey for the St. Louis Cardinals (11-8 on the year) and Gio Gonzalez for Washington Nationals (9-7 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the St. Louis Cardinals 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.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.1-4.1 win for the Cardinals on Monday. 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

84-46 St. Louis battles the Nationals, currently with a 66-63 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Washington injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 10 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Washington Nationals sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Washington Nationals rank No. 22 at 8.39 hits per game. That compares with the St. Louis Cardinals No. 14 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Nationals own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals grabbed a win last time out, defeating B Hand and the Marlins 7-4 on Sunday at Nationals Park.

The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating C Heston and the Giants 7-5 on Sunday at AT&T Park.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • Washington is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at St. Louis, Tuesday, September 1st