Nationals vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/5

Nationals vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 7/5

© Jeff Le-USA TODAY Sports


MLB Preview and Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals

Get ready for an exciting matchup as the St. Louis Cardinals visit the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. With both teams striving to improve their standings, expect a competitive game with high stakes.


Game Overview:

  • Date: July 5, 2024
  • Time: 3:45 PM
  • Location: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
  • Line: STL -185
  • Over/Under: 8.5

Team Breakdown:

St. Louis Cardinals:

The St. Louis Cardinals come into this game with a 45-41 record, looking to capitalize on their strong season and secure another victory. With a solid lineup and strong pitching, the Cardinals are well-positioned for this matchup.

Last 5 Games:

  • 7/3/24: @ PIT, L 5-4 (F/10)
  • 7/2/24: @ PIT, W 7-4
  • 6/30/24: vs CIN, W 2-0
  • 6/29/24: vs CIN, L 9-4
  • 6/28/24: vs CIN, W 1-0

Injury Report:

  • Lars Nootbaar (RF): 10-Day IL, expected return July 5
  • Ivan Herrera (C): 10-Day IL, expected return July 9
  • Tekoah Roby (SP): 7-Day IL, expected return July 10
  • Riley O'Brien (RP): 60-Day IL, expected return July 12
  • Tommy Edman (SS): 60-Day IL, expected return July 19

Pitching Analysis:

Sonny Gray will start for the Cardinals, boasting a 9-5 record with a 2.98 ERA. Gray has been exceptional this season, providing stability and reliability on the mound. His performance will be crucial in this game, giving the Cardinals a clear advantage.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Nolan Gorman (17 HR)
  • Batting Average: Masyn Winn (.294 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Brendan Donovan (42 RBI)

With key contributions from players like Nolan Gorman and Masyn Winn, the Cardinals' offense has the potential to provide significant run support for their pitchers.


Washington Nationals:

The Washington Nationals, with a 41-46 record, are looking to gain momentum and climb the standings. Despite their struggles, the Nationals have a competitive roster that can challenge any team.

Last 5 Games:

  • 7/3/24: vs NYM, W 7-5
  • 7/2/24: vs NYM, L 7-2 (F/10)
  • 7/1/24: vs NYM, L 9-7 (F/10)
  • 6/30/24: @ TB, L 5-0
  • 6/29/24: @ TB, W 8-1

Injury Report:

  • No injured players reported

Pitching Analysis:

Patrick Corbin will take the mound for the Nationals, holding a 1-8 record with a 5.49 ERA. Corbin has struggled significantly this season, which could pose a challenge against the Cardinals' potent lineup.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: CJ Abrams (13 HR)
  • Batting Average: CJ Abrams (.279 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Joey Meneses (43 RBI)

CJ Abrams and Joey Meneses will need to continue their strong performances to give the Nationals a fighting chance in this game.

Head to Head Record:

The Cardinals and Nationals will be meeting for the first game in their season series on July 5, 2024. This series will set the tone for their matchups moving forward.

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
STL (45-41) -185 o8.5 (-130) -1.5 (-115)
WSH (41-46) +155 u8.5 (+110) +1.5 (-105)



For this matchup, we're predicting a victory for the St. Louis Cardinals. Here's why:

Sonny Gray has been outstanding on the mound, with a 9-5 record and a 2.98 ERA. His consistent performance gives the Cardinals a significant advantage, especially against a struggling Patrick Corbin of the Nationals.

Offensively, the Cardinals have shown they can produce runs, with players like Nolan Gorman and Masyn Winn leading the way. This offensive firepower, combined with Gray's pitching, positions the Cardinals well for a win.

Considering the Nationals' recent form and the Cardinals' advantage on the mound, we expect the Cardinals to secure a win. Therefore, our pick is the Cardinals on the money line (ML).

Pick: St. Louis Cardinals ML

Upgrade to View Prediction

Stay updated with live scores and comprehensive analysis by tuning in to the game through KingPin Pro's iOS and Android app.


Winnings $95,870
last 30 days winnings $27,710
Yesterday winnings $30
Top Sport MLB
W-L-D 1506 - 1295 - 105
Winnings % 51%
Winnings $92,795
last 30 days winnings $9,150
Yesterday winnings $280
Top Sport MLB
W-L-D 774 - 517 - 14
Winnings % 58%