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Yunesky Maya out to silence Cardinals bats in MLB contest

St. Louis CardinalsWashington Nationals
June 14, 7:05 PM | GrassNationals Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Odds

38-29TEAM RECORD30-36

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

Washington hands the ball to starter Yunesky Maya in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Jamie Garcia, who will try to quiet the fans and the Nationals bats at the same time.

View St Louis vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as 140 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 13-ranked Nationals and the National League No. 4-rated Cardinals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Washington's National League No. 14-ranked scoring average of 3.7 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 2 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Nationals have averaged 7.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 4.6 runs per game on the highway. Washington, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Brewers on June 12. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -153 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Brewers, who beat them 4-3 on Sunday behind a start from Shaun Marcum at Miller Park.

The Nationals were a 2-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -104 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. Jordan Zimmermann blew away 10 San Diego batter in the Nationals' last start, leading them to a 2-0 win over San Diego on Sunday at PETCO Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 4-6
After playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

Washington Nationals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Nationals trends to consider:
St. Louis is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis' last 15 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 15 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Washington, Wednesday, June 15