St Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 6 (9/6): MLB
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- Sep 6, 2022, 8:38:08 AM
|Time||7:45 p.m. EST|
|Nationals money line||+205|
|Nationals run line||+1.5 (+100)|
|Cardinals money line||-250|
|Cardinals run line||-1.5 (-120)|
|Over / under||8|
|Washington Nationals||St Louis Cardinals|
|Road / home record||26-40||45-23|
|Last 10 record||6-4||7-3|
|Over / under record||65-63-7||64-66-5|
|Runs / game||3.76||4.96|
|Runs allowed / game||5.37||3.97|
The Washington Nationals and the St Louis Cardinals will play the 2nd game of the series at the Busch Stadium on Tuesday. The Nationals shutout the Cardinals 6-0 in the first game of the series. Meneses got three hits and fellow rookie C.J. Abrams had four to back five shutout innings from Aníbal Sánchez.
The Nationals get here with a 48-87 record and have won 5 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 3.76 runs per game. They're batting for .248 AVG, 509 runs scored in 1119 hits and 114 home runs, ranking #26 in offense in the league, behind the LA Angels. Joey Meneses has a batting average of .327, 7 home runs and 15 RBI in only 28 games played.
Defensively they are allowing 5.37 runs per game and ranking #29, the second worst in the league. Josiah Gray leads the team with a 4.91 ERA, 142 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Nationals.
Probable Pitcher: Paolo Espino (0-6, 4.22 ERA)
Espino will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Nationals. Espino allowed one earned run on five hits and no walks while striking out six across five innings Thursday against the Athletics. He did not factor into the decision. He has given up 4 runs on 7 hits with 1 walk and 2 strikeouts in 4.2 innings against the Cardinals in his career.
St Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals get here with a 79-56 record and have won 7 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.96 runs and and they're batting for .258 AVG, have 662 runs scored in 1178 hits and 170 home runs, ranking #2 in offense in the league behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 34 home runs and batting for .335 AVG with 107 RBI so far.
Defensively they are allowing 3.97 runs per game and rank #8 in the league. Adam Wainwright leads the pitching staff with a 3.21 ERA, 132 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded with the Cards.
Probable Pitcher: Jose Quintana (4-6, 3.47 ERA)
Quintana will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Cardinals. Quintana pitched 4.2 innings, surrendering two runs on seven hits while walking a batter and striking out one in Wednesday's extra-inning victory over the Reds. He did not factor into the decision. He is 0-1 with an ERA of 5.14 and 11 strikeouts in 3 appearances against the Nationals in his career.
Washington are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Washington are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games against St. Louis.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games on the road.
St. Louis are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against Washington.
The Nationals continue to play great baseball lately and have won 5 of their last 6 games. For this game they'll send Paolo Espino to the mound who's coming from a solid start vs A's but was pounded by the Cardinals earlier this season. Jose Quintana will start for the Cardinals who hasn't been that great allowing 7 hits in each of his last 3 starts but still the Cards have won in 5 of his last 6 starts. The Nats are on a hot streak and with the Cardinals struggling offensively I think the best play is Nationals to cover the run line.
PICK: Nationals +1.5 (+100)
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