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St. Louis Cardinals Starter Marco Gonzales Out to Silence Washington Nationals Bats in MLB Contest

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

It's a pitching duel between Marco Gonzales for the St. Louis Cardinals (13-6 on the year) and Joe Ross for Washington Nationals (5-5 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Washington Nationals listed as underdogs of 135 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 5.4-4.2. 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

85-46 St. Louis battles the Nationals, currently with a 66-64 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Washington injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 10-rated St. Louis Cardinals and the league No. 13-ranked Washington Nationals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the St. Louis Cardinals No. 21-ranked scoring average of 4.06 runs per game, against a Washington Nationals offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4.27 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 8.69 hits per game to date this season, more than the Nationals hitters have managed (8.38 per nine innings).

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. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in G Gonzalez's start, as they lost 8-5 against St. Louis on Monday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Washington is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at St. Louis, Wednesday, September 2nd