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St. Louis Cardinals Starter Jamie Garcia Out to Silence Washington Nationals Bats in MLB Contest

Washington Nationals


St. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, June 15, 2014 2:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Washington Nationals dueling the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

Jamie Garcia gets the call for the St. Louis Cardinals and he will try to build on a 2-0 mark. In the other dugout, Doug Fister brings a 5-1 ledger to the game for the Washington Nationals as he tries to quiet the Cardinals bats.

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

Betting fans looking to pick the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup found them as -118 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-4 victory for the Nationals. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 36-32 record to the battle against the 35-32 Nationals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Washington injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 7 and the Washington Nationals at No. 2 heading into this contest.

How Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 26 ranked offense (3.71 runs per game) against a Washington Nationals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 at 3.51 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, more than the Washington Nationals have managed so far this season (8.45 hits on average).

St. Louis owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 3.71 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Washington's No. 4-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Washington was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Washington suffered a 4-1 loss against St. Louis on Saturday, as Stephen Strasburg wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Washington is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Washington is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 8 games
St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Houston, Tuesday, June 17th
St. Louis home to New York, Monday, June 16th