St Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 7 (9/7): MLB

St Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 7 (9/7): MLB

 

Odds

Time 7:45 p.m. EST
Nationals money line +250
Nationals run line +1.5 (+120)
Cardinals money line -310
Cardinals run line -1.5 (-140)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Washington Nationals St Louis Cardinals
Record 48-88 80-56
Road / home record 26-41 46-23
Last 10 record 6-4 8-2
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 65-64-7 64-67-5
Runs / game 3.76 4.96
Runs allowed / game 5.37 3.97

 

Preview

The Washington Nationals and the St Louis Cardinals will play the 3rd game of the series at the Busch Stadium on Wednesday. The Cardinals bounced back and took the win 4-1 to tie the series. José Quintana gave up a run on five hits and he struck out five in five innings to earn his first win since Aug. 10.

 

Washington Nationals

The Nationals get here with a 48-88 record and have won 5 of their last 7 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:  Cory Abbott (0-2, 4.39 ERA)

Abbott will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Nationals. He allowed 2 runs on 3 hits striking out 5 across 6 innings pitched in the 3-2 loss vs Cubs. He has an ERA of 3.00 and 6 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Cardinals in his career.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 80-56 record and have won 8 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:  Jordan Montgomery (8-3, 3.15 ERA)

Montgomery will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Cardinals. Montgomery earned the win Friday over the Cubs, pitching six-plus shutout innings. He allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out four. He hasn't pitched against the Nationals in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Washington are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.

Washington are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games against St. Louis.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games on the road.

St. Louis are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games against Washington.

St. Louis are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Nationals couldn't do much this time against a great performance from Jose Quintana and will likely continue to struggle as the Cardinals are sending Jordan Montgomery to the mound who's coming from a solid start vs Cubs pitching 6 scoreless innings. Cory Abbott will start for the Nationals who has only 4 starts this season and hasn't recorded a win yet with a 4.39 ERA. It will be hard to stop the Cardinals on this game now that the offense played better last game and with Montogomery on the mound they have a huge advantage. Take the Cardinals.

PICK: Cardinals -1.5 (-140)

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