MLB Spread Projections: Cardinals vs Nationals - 7/8

MLB Spread Projections: Cardinals vs Nationals - 7/8

MLB Spread Projections: St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals - 7/8

Game Summary

The St. Louis Cardinals will face off against the Washington Nationals on July 8th at Nationals Park in Washington, District of Columbia. Both teams have had fluctuating seasons, with the Cardinals currently holding a record of 42-48 and the Nationals at 47-42. The Cardinals have struggled on the road with a 22-25 record, while the Nationals have been solid at home with a 24-18 record. This game is crucial for both teams as they look to improve their standings.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 9.5
St. Louis Cardinals Spread -1.5 (+158)
Washington Nationals Spread +1.5 (-194)

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher W-L ERA Strikeouts
Mitchell Parker (STL) 5-4 3.61 68
Miles Mikolas (WAS) 6-7 5.19 72

 

Team Previews

St. Louis Cardinals

Hitting: The Cardinals have a batting average of .238, ranking 19th in the league. CJ Abrams leads the team with a .282 average and 14 home runs.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has recorded 24 saves, ranking 11th in the league. They have shown resilience in close games.

Fielding: Defensively, the Cardinals have committed 46 errors, tied for 15th in the league, indicating a need for improvement.

Starting Pitchers: Mitchell Parker has been a bright spot in the rotation with a 3.61 ERA and 68 strikeouts.

 

Washington Nationals

Hitting: The Nationals have a slightly better batting average at .242, ranking 17th. Masyn Winn is leading the charge with a .294 average and 17 home runs.

Relief Pitching: The Nationals' bullpen has been stellar, leading the league with 34 saves.

Fielding: Similar to the Cardinals, the Nationals have committed 46 errors, showing room for improvement in defense.

Starting Pitchers: Miles Mikolas has struggled with a 5.19 ERA and a 6-7 record, indicating inconsistency in the rotation.

 

Team Injuries

St. Louis Cardinals

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Lars Nootbaar RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jul 8

 

Washington Nationals

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Trevor Williams SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 27

 

Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
  • The Nationals are 5-5 in their last 10 games.
  • The Cardinals have covered the spread in 52% of their games this season.
  • The Nationals have covered the spread in 58% of their games this season.

 

Recent Games

St. Louis Cardinals

Opponent Score W/L
@ Pittsburgh L5-4 F/10 L
@ Pittsburgh W3-2 F/10 W
@ Washington W7-6 F/11 W
@ Washington L14-6 L
@ Washington W8-3 W

 

Washington Nationals

Opponent Score W/L
@ Tampa Bay W8-1 W
@ Tampa Bay L5-0 L
vs New York L9-7 F/10 L
vs New York L7-2 F/10 L
vs New York W7-5 W

 

Team Rankings

Category St. Louis Cardinals Washington Nationals
Hitting 19th 17th
Starting Pitching 15th 14th
Relief Pitching 11th 1st
Fielding 15th 15th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Cardinals have a 42-48 record overall.
  • The Nationals have a 47-42 record overall.
  • The Cardinals have a 20-23 home record.
  • The Nationals have a 24-18 home record.
  • The Cardinals are 22-25 on the road.
  • The Nationals are 23-24 on the road.
  • The Cardinals have a team ERA of 3.99.
  • The Nationals have a team ERA of 3.97.
  • The Cardinals are averaging .238 in batting.
  • The Nationals are averaging .242 in batting.

 

Weather

Intermittent clouds with a temperature of 90°F. More Weather Info

 

Prediction

Pick: St. Louis Cardinals to cover -1.5

Given the recent form and statistics of both teams, the Cardinals have a slight edge in this matchup. Mitchell Parker's solid performance on the mound combined with the Cardinals' ability to win close games makes them a strong pick to cover the spread.

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